Stories by Nick Turse

Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch and a fellow at the Nation Institute. A 2014 Izzy Award and American Book Award winner for his book Kill Anything That Moves, his pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Intercept, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, and regularly at TomDispatch. His latest book is Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa. subscribe to Nick Turse's feed

Posted on: Oct 25, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Special Ops “Successes."

Posted on: Sep 28, 2015, Source: Tom Dispatch

2015 proves to be record-breaking year for the military’s secret military.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Documents paint a picture of unceasing special ops missions across Africa, many in nations with checkered human rights records.

Posted on: May 20, 2015, Source: Haymarket Books

American efforts on the continent have become ever more militarized -- an excerpt from Nick Turse's new book, "Tomorrow's Battlefield: US Proxy Wars & Secret Ops in Africa."

Posted on: May 17, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

"I’d never seen anything like it, so I pulled out my phone and tried to surreptitiously take a few photos. Not surreptitiously enough, though."

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Documents show that AFRICOM personnel have all too regularly behaved in ways at odds with 'core values.'

Posted on: Apr 14, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Military missions reach record levels after U.S. inks deal to remain in Africa for decades.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet and TomDispatch

A groundbreaking investigation examines America's shadowy drone wars.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2015, Source: Tom Dispatch

The United States deployed special forces to 70 percent of the nations on earth.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

From Libya to South Sudan, the Gulf Guinea to Mali, our efforts to tame extremism have backfired spectacularly.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: Metropolitan Books

Nick Turse's book 'Kill Anything That Moves' exposes the horrors committed by the U.S.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

And why China—not the U.S.—has become the dominant player in the continent.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Sending more armed men is not the solution.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Documents show the blinding pace in 2013 and more of same in 2014

Posted on: Mar 13, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Hawks see Africa as a real growth area for future armed interventions.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source:

The Pentagon's 3-year program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War is filled with distortions.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Obama has presided over a huge surge in special operations, vastly out-pacing Bush.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, The Nation

Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command—up to the Oval Office.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Behind closed doors, the military says, "Africa is the battlefield of tomorrow, today."