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Nick Turse of TomDispatch, a website that has carefully tracked the growing U.S. military empire, reported in 2014 on the bungling by U.S. policymakers in various nations: "A U.S.-backed uprising in Libya, for instance, helped spawn hundreds of militias that have increasingly caused chaos in that country, ...
According to Nick Turse, author of "Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam," the response to the Tet Offensive "quickly turned into an orgy of massacres." Within months, the My Lai massacre would take place. It was also at this time when a force of South Korean marines patrolling near ...

Pentagon Watchdog Calls Out Two Commands for Financial Corruption. AFRICOM has a drug war and missing money to the tune of $500 million to explain. By Nick Turse / TomDispatch. February 13, 2018, 12:39 PM GMT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to More Share ...
by Nick Turse. 2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man's wife. There was the investigation into the alleged killing of a Special Forces soldier by Navy ...
Journalist Nick Turse, who has reported extensively on US military operations in Africa, was recently told that he has been deemed "not a legitimate journalist" by AFRICOM, the US military command which oversees operations across the continent. The move is of a piece with the US government's drive to ...
Conversations with military spokespeople can be curt, even confrontational, but they are not supposed to go this way. "Nick, we're not going to respond to any of your questions" Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, the head of U.S. Africa Command's Public Affairs Branch, told me by phone last October. "We just don't ...

I recently asked McCoy to tell me about the book, the world of covert interventions, the deep state, and whether Donald Trump is accelerating the fall of the American empire. Nick Turse: You first gained notoriety 45 years ago when, as a graduate student, you set off to a war zone to explore the nexus of CIA ...
As U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley travels in Africa and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a classified briefing Thursday with Pentagon officials on the deadly ambush in Niger, where five Nigerien soldiers were killed along with four U.S. soldiers, we speak with reporter Nick Turse, who says U.S. ...
The mission never made the front page of the New York Times or the Washington Post. It wasn't covered on CNN or Fox News. Neither the White House chief of staff, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, nor the president ever addressed it in a press briefing. But from mid-January to late March 2013, Green ...
"You're going to see more actions in Africa, not less," said Sen. Lindsey Graham after the briefing. "You're going to see more aggression by the United States toward our enemies, not less; you're going to have decisions being made not in the White House but out in the field." But the U.S. military has already ...
"I think that when Americans talk about the Vietnam War … we tend to talk only about ourselves. But if we really want to understand it … or try to answer the fundamental question, 'What happened?' You've got to triangulate," says filmmaker Ken Burns of his celebrated PBS documentary series "The Vietnam ...
Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe. Today, according to U.S. military documents ...
The My Lai massacre is often held to have been an aberration but investigative journalist Nick Turse uncovered evidence that war crimes were committed by the U.S. military on a far bigger scale and also covered up. The phrase "kill anything that moves" became an order on the lips of some American ...
Its planes continue to drop a staggering tonnage of munitions; its drones continue to Hellfire-missile country after country; and, in recent years, its elite Special Operations Forces, now a military-within-the-U.S.-military of about 70,000 personnel, have been deployed, as Nick Turse has long reported at this ...
journalist Nick Turse, who has reported extensively on US military operations in Africa, was recently told that he has been deemed "not a legitimate journalist" by AFRICOM, the US military command which oversees operations across the continent. The move is of a piece with the US government's drive to ...
"Any time our service members act in an unprofessional way, it is not considered acceptable. And we do encourage professional behavior from all of our service members," she said. Harris added, "You're always welcome to file a grievance against the government." Top photo: Nick Turse reporting on the ...
According to Nick Turse, writing in the Nation magazine and quoting information from Ken McGraw, a spokesman for troops are fighting in the Pentagon's Special Operations Command, US Special Forces are stationed in 177 countries, and on any given day are conducting missions -- actual or training ...

What happened during those two days remains ambiguous: On Dec. 10, The Intercept published an article in which the author, Nick Turse, described a conversation among AFRICOM officials he overheard on Oct. 5 after the U.S. military had launched a mission to find Johnson. The officials, Turse wrote, ...
What happened during those two days remains ambiguous: On Dec. 10, The Intercept published an article in which the author, Nick Turse, described a conversation among AFRICOM officials he overheard on Oct. 5 after the U.S. military had launched a mission to find Johnson. The officials, Turse wrote, ...
America's elite troops were deployed to 149 nations in 2017, according to U.S. Special Operations Command. The map above displays the locations of 132 of those countries; 129 locations (in blue) were supplied by U.S. Special Operations Command; three locations (in red)--Syria, Yemen and ...
... according to U.S. Special Operations Command. The map above displays the locations of 132 of those countries; 129 locations (in blue) were supplied by U.S. Special Operations Command; 3 locations (in red) -- Syria, Yemen and Somalia -- were derived from open-source information. (Nick Turse).
Nick Turse has, however, been covering it for TomDispatch in a groundbreaking way since 2011. In these years, he's focused on what should have been seen as one of the major developments of our era: the phenomenal growth and historically unprecedented deployment of this country's special operators ...
(Nick Turse). "Since 9/11, we expanded the size of our force by almost 75 percent in order to take on mission-sets that are likely to endure," SOCOM's Thomas told the Senate Armed Services Committee in May. Since 2001, from the pace of operations to their geographic sweep, the activities of US Special ...
10, the Intercept's Nick Turse reported that not only had army Sgt. La David Johnson survived the initial ambush, but AFRICOM was attempting to persuade multiple journalists to withhold the reports of Johnson's ostensible capture by militants while the military attempted a rescue. (Turse's tip-off apparently ...
As U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley travels in Africa and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a classified briefing Thursday with Pentagon officials on the deadly ambush in Niger, where five Nigerien soldiers were killed along with four U.S. soldiers, we speak with reporter Nick Turse, who says U.S. ...
Graham would do himself a big favor if he put aside some time and started reading the body of work written by investigative journalist Nick Turse, managing editor of the indispensable TomDispatch website and frequent contributor to The Intercept who has reported extensively on the expanding U.S. military ...
"I think that when Americans talk about the Vietnam War … we tend to talk only about ourselves. But if we really want to understand it … or try to answer the fundamental question, 'What happened?' You've got to triangulate," says filmmaker Ken Burns of his celebrated PBS documentary series "The Vietnam ...
Its planes continue to drop a staggering tonnage of munitions; its drones continue to Hellfire-missile country after country; and, in recent years, its elite Special Operations Forces, now a military-within-the-U.S.-military of about 70,000 personnel, have been deployed, as Nick Turse has long reported at this ...
"The solution to the problem of the high operational tempo of U.S. Special Operations Forces is not to recruit and train more Special Operations forces. It is to rethink why they are being used so intensively in the first place." Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch, a fellow at the Nation Institute, and ...
Nick TursetwitterNick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and a fellow at The Nation Institute. An award-winning investigative journalist, he has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, and is a contributing writer for The Intercept. His latest book is Next Time ...
Nick Turse is an investigative reporter, a fellow at The Nation Institute, the managing editor of TomDispatch.com, a contributing writer at The Intercept, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books. He is the author, most recently, of "Next Time They'll Come to Count the Dead: war and Survival in South Sudan," as well as The New ...
In a 2015 Black Agenda Report, Nick Turse of TomDispatch wrote: "In remote locales, behind fences and beyond the gaze of prying eyes, the ...
And, yet, it is such operations in Africa that are now serving as a "recruiting tool" for terrorists, writes journalist Nick Turse, who has long ...
Nick Turse, one of the best American analysts of U.S. geopolitical and military policies in Africa, in his "Tomorrow's Battle Field: US Proxy wars ...
U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton prepare for training and advisory mission in the Black Sea, Balkan and Caucasus regions. (Official Marine ...
investigative journalist Nick Turse and Kenya scholar Samar Al-Bulushi take us into the world of the secret drone bases popping up on the ...
For this piece, journalist Nick Turse traveled to report on the ongoing war and subsequent famine in South Sudan that has left over one million ...
"The United States isn't alone in fielding a large contingent of Special Operations Forces. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency estimates that ...
Or, to be more specific, Nick Turse's coverage of the way U.S. Africa Command and American Special Operations Forces have, with a certain ...
As journalist Nick Turse, an expert on the region who has been covering US military presence in Africa for years, writes: "In truth, US forces are ...
Amy Goodman: Well, to talk more about U.S. operations on the African continent, we're joined by reporter Nick Turse. He's a fellow at The ...
Nick Turse in his book "Kill Anything that Moves" highlights the details and many of the genocidal characteristics of US war crimes quite ...
Nick Turse, states that the creation of South Sudan in 2011 was a project that the US helped solidify under a bipartisan committee, following two ...
As investigative journalist Nick Turse details in his 2016 book Next Time They'll Come to Count the Dead: war and Survival in South Sudan, the ...
I've written about it twice already (here and here), and I won't repeat those arguments. Critical reviews by Nick Turse, Peter Van Buren, Andrew ...
We were already roaring down the road when the young man called to me over his shoulder. There was a woman seated between us on the ...
... better off reading Nick Turse's damning account: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American war in Vietnam. As an American Conservative ...
Nick Turse, the author of "Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American war in Vietnam" (which is one of the books recommended as an ...
... investigative journalist Nick Turse, managing editor of the indispensable TomDispatch website and frequent contributor to The Intercept who ...
... better off reading Nick Turse's damning account: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American war in Vietnam. As an American Conservative ...


 

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