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: Dec 20, 2011, Source:

The drone increasingly looks less like a winning weapon than a machine for generating opposition and enemies.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source:

During 2011, U.S. troops regularly partnered with and trained the security forces of numerous regimes that were actively beating back democratic protests.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. Air Force continues to bomb Afghanistan -- the civilian toll remains unknown.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Plainclothes cop says the NYPD response to OWS is meant to stop the next 9/11, but a newly alleged terror plot suggests the police may have put protesters at increased risk.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

At its do-or-die moment, Occupy Wall Street holds firm, takes to the streets and lives to protest another day.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 99 percent showed up around the city to stand in solidarity with the evicted occupiers and express their support for a growing movement.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A top general told AlterNet that the U.S. military is preparing to end the longest air war in history.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why did a police officer declare my reporting "illegal" just days before the pre-dawn raid on the OWS encampment?

Posted on: Nov 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An all-singing, all-dancing guide to changes in the Pentagon’s foreign base world.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There’s a metal monster looming over Liberty Square, but don’t ask questions about it or else.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Data provided to AlterNet by the military services reveals massive use of drones, most of their time spent in combat.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

NYPD floods Wall Street with cops to pen in protesters, then blames Occupy Wall Street for diverting resources as gun violence spikes across the city.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

NYPD's metal barricades have militarized the peaceable occupation at Liberty Square and contributed to the creeping homeland security state ethos.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Occupy Wall Street defies weather, feeds the masses -- even “Wall Street capitalists" -- as storm buffets the Big Apple.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Occupy Wall Street arrests approach 1,000, while police rake in millions in overtime.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet and TomDispatch

A ground-breaking investigation examines the most secret aspect of America's shadowy drone wars and maps out a world of hidden bases dotting the globe.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The flat-foots were caught flatfooted as Occupy Wall Street marchers took to the streets of New York City.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The NYPD has erected a ring of steel around Liberty Plaza, but Occupy Wall Street vows to resist.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Occupy Wall Street protesters don’t need old failed ideas, advice from columnists or Barack Obama: they’ve got Tunisia, Egypt and Syria.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why won’t the mainstream media or supercommittee member Patty Murray talk about her award from the defense industry?