Stories by Nick Turse

Nick Turse is the associate editor of and the winner of a 2009 Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction as well as a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, In These Times, and regularly at TomDispatch. Turse is currently a fellow at New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War. A paperback edition of his book The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (Metropolitan Books) was published earlier this year. His website is subscribe to Nick Turse's feed

Posted on: Aug 5, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

When AFRICOM evaluates itself, the news is grim.

Posted on: May 3, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

The Donald is on the minds of people in the beleaguered South Sudan.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

This is exactly how not to win hearts and minds in Africa.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

The U.S. is making a terrible mess. Is anyone paying attention?

Posted on: Jul 7, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Requests for info from the Pentagon on its activities across the planet are met with obstruction and obfuscation.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Once again, the military is spurring destabilization, the growth of radical Islamic movements and blowback in a new region of the planet.

Posted on: May 12, 2013, Source:

An Israeli attack on the Iranian capital of Tehran using five 500-kiloton weapons would kill seven million people -- 86% of the population -- according to a new study.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

From American histories, you would think the primary feature of the Vietnam War was combat. It wasn’t. Suffering was its main characteristic.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2013, Source:

What does it mean when torture, already the definition of “cruel,” becomes usual?

Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearings in the Senate are a chance for the truth about a lost war and America’s war-making future.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2013, Source: Metropolitan Books

A powerful excerpt from Nick Turse's new book, 'Kill Anything That Moves' exposes the horrors committed by the U.S.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

There has been one connecting thread in Washington’s foreign wars of the last half century -- misery for local nationals.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

A billion dollars from the federal government--that kind of money could go a long way toward our own infrastructure.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source:

How the empire has changed its face, but not its nature.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

The base-building frenzy in Afghanistan one of the greatest construction booms in modern history--and it was in the middle of nowhere.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2012, Source:

The administration is now carefully developing and honing a new Obama doctrine, a six-point program for twenty-first-century war, American-style.

Posted on: May 31, 2012, Source:

The future global skies are going to be a busy and increasingly dangerous place.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source:

More than 40 years after the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, after more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, the U.S. military still doesn’t get it.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source:

"Winning" is a distant, long-faded fantasy, defeat a rising reality.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source:

The super-secure facility at the massive air base in Kandahar is just one of many building projects the U.S. military currently has planned or underway in Afghanistan.