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: Oct 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Sep 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Air Force fears epidemic use of the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts," but fails to even track cases.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet teams up with Salon and Brave New Foundation to document how Dems on the Congressional "supercommittee" get far more military campaign money and contracts than the GOP.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet and TomDispatch

The "arc of instability" includes 97 countries. A startling number of these nations are in turmoil, and in every single one of them, Washington is militarily involved.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Learn which "civilian" companies are making big bucks on today's wars.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Through the "Second to None" campaign, top Pentagon contractors are waging a sophisticated public relations war for the hearts and minds of Americans.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet and TomDispatch

American secret commandos are carrying out raids in 70 countries--just today. By the end of the year, the number will probably be close to 120.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source:

U.S. weapons and assistance support regimes actively suppressing democratic uprisings across the Middle East, including Yemen.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2011, Source:

The Pentagon and oil-rich nations have pressured the White House to help subvert the popular democratic will sweeping across the greater Middle East.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011, Source:

Here is the Pentagon's battlefield vision of tomorrow.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2011, Source:

A count of U.S. bases abroad would be a tiny first step in the necessary process of downsizing the global mission -- and we don't even have that.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2010, Source:

A marketplace filled with books by former military men devoted to tweaking, enhancing, and improving war-fighting capabilities cries out for some counterbalance.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010, Source:

Now’s your chance to pit your wits (and your ability to suspend disbelief) against the best the Pentagon has to offer.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2010, Source:

For years, American leaders have hailed the way Afghans are supposedly benefiting from the U.S. role in their country. They're not.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Many files, beyond the Afghan War Diary and the 'Collateral Murder' video, continue to hide in plain sight on Wikileaks’ Web site.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2010, Source:

Sebastian Junger's new documentary "Restrepo" presents the story of US soldiers at an isolated combat outpost, keeping Afghan suffering safely off the screen.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The same people who sell the Pentagon billions of dollars in technology are advising the Pentagon on what scientific and technical matters to focus on in the years to come.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2010, Source:

Existing in the shadows, the US base-building program is staggering in size and scope and also extraordinarily expensive.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2010, Source:

In the years ahead, unmanned machines will increasingly fight our wars.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2010, Source:

In Afghanistan, a militarized mix of CIA operatives and ex-military mercenaries as well as native recruits and robot aircraft is fighting a war in the shadows.