Tag: Nick Turse

Nick Turse: AFRICOM Goes to War on the Sly

April 2014

U.S. officials talk candidly about bases, winning hearts and minds, and the “war” in Africa.

Nick Turse: U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

March 2014

Documents reveal blinding pace of ops in 2013, and more of the same for 2014.

Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053

February 2014

After enough time, who still actually cares?

Nick Turse: The Special Ops Surge

January 2014

Elite U.S. forces are deployed in 134 countries. We know little about their missions.

Nick Turse: America’s Black-Ops Blackout

January 2014

Trying to calculate the man-years spent by Green Berets, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Special Operations Aviators, and Delta Force commandos all over the world.

Nick Turse: The Pivot to Africa

September 2013

On the startling size, scope, and growth of U.S. military operations on the African continent.

Nick Turse: The Classic Military Runaround

July 2013

If you’re reporting on the U.S. military, always expect evasion.

Nick Turse: The Terror Diaspora

June 2013

The U.S. military and the unraveling of Africa.

Nick Turse: Nuclear Terror in the Middle East

May 2013

Lethality beyond the pale.

Nick Turse: Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?

March 2013

A question for veterans that needs answering.

Nick Turse: “I Begged for Them to Stop”

February 2013

Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture

Nick Turse: The Hagel Hearings

February 2013

The last best chance for the truth about a lost war and America’s war-making future.

Jonathan Schell: How Did the Gates of Hell Open in Vietnam?

January 2013

The atrocities committed by American forces in Vietnam defy easy explanation.

Anything That Moves

January 2013

Recently unearthed documents and testimony reveal that the U.S.’s war crimes in Vietnam were far more widespread—and egregious—than previously known.

Nick Turse: “So Many People Died”

January 2013

The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.

Nick Turse: America’s Nation-Building

November 2012

The United States is in the midst of a tremendous building spree, but it isn’t happening in America.

Nick Turse: Afghanistan’s Base Bonanza

September 2012

Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.

Nick Turse: Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War

August 2012

The election year outsourcing that no one’s talking about.

Nick Turse: Obama’s Scramble for Africa

July 2012

Secret wars, secret bases, and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.

Nick Turse: The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

June 2012

Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.

Nick Turse: A Drone-Eat-Drone World

May 2012

Drone technology has long been touted as the future of warfare, but should we believe the hype?

Nick Turse: 450 Bases—and it’s Not Over Yet

February 2012
  The U.S. continues to pursue a war in which its supply lines are dependent on the good will of two edgy “allies,” Russia and Pakistan. Here’s why.

Nick Turse: The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare

January 2012
  What 70 downed drones tell us about the new American way of war.

Nick Turse: The Drone That Fell From the Sky

December 2011
  What a busted robot airplane tells us about the American Empire in 2012 and beyond.

Nick Turse: Did the Pentagon Help Strangle the Arab Spring?

December 2011
  Uncovering the military’s secret military.

Nick Turse: Mapping America’s Shadowy Drone Wars

October 2011
  America’s secret empire of drone bases—its full extent exposed for the first time.

Nick Turse: A Secret War in 120 Countries: The Pentagon’s New Power Elite

August 2011
  Investigative journalist Nick Turse reveals the size and scope of the global war being fought in our name by tens of thousands of secret warriors fighting “in the shadows.”

Nick Turse: Obama’s Reset: Arab Spring or Same Old Thing?: How the President and the Pentagon Prop Up Both Middle Eastern Despots and American Arms Dealers

May 2011
  The Pentagon is leaning ever more heavily on rich rulers in the Arab world to prop up the military-corporate complex at home.

Nick Turse: Does the Pentagon Really Have 1,180 Foreign Bases?

January 2011
  In a WikiLeaks world where almost all information is a click away, nobody knows the answer to one seemingly simple question: Does the United States really have more than one thousand military bases across the globe?

Nick Turse: Twenty-First Century Blowback?: As Prospects Dim in Iraq, the Pentagon Digs in Deeper Around the Middle East

November 2010
  While American infrastructure crumbles at home, new construction continues in oil-rich kingdoms, sultanates, and emirates there, courtesy of the Pentagon.

Nick Turse: Digging in for the Long Haul in Afghanistan

October 2010
  How the proliferation of forward operating bases in Afghanistan signal no end in sight for the nine-year-long war.

Nick Turse: Publish or Perish: Getting a Read on American War

October 2010

War-fighting handbooks are in. Gimmick covers designed for the warzone are in. Analysis about whether to fight such wars, investigation of the true costs of war to those most affected, plans to end bloody costly wars: all definitely out.

Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse: The American Way of War Quiz: This Was the War Month That Was (Believe It or Not)

September 2010

The first TomDispatch American Way of War Quiz. Pit your wits against the best the Pentagon has to offer.

Nick Turse: How Much “Success” Can Afghans Stand?: The American War and Afghanistan’s Civilians

September 2010

American leaders have hailed the way Afghans are supposedly benefiting from the U.S. role in their country. But are they? Almost nine years of U.S. occupation has taken the country from unbearably dismal to something markedly poorer.

Nick Turse: Death on Your Doorstep: What Sebastian Junger and Restrepo Won’t Tell You About War

July 2010

If Americans care only sparingly for their paid, professional soldiers…they care even less about Afghan civilians. That’s why they don’t understand war. And that’s why they’ll think that the essence of war is what they’re seeing as they sit in the dark and watch Restrepo.

Nick Turse: Kick Ass or Buy Gas?: How Taxpayers Are Subsidizing BP’s Disaster Through the Pentagon

June 2010

Even as the tar balls hit Gulf beaches, American tax dollars are subsidizing BP, and the U.S. military continues to carry on a major business partnership with the company, despite its disastrous environmental record.

Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse: An American World of War: What to Watch for in 2010

January 2010

For Americans, 2010 could be the year of the assassin.