Author Archives: Nick Turse

U.S. Commandos Training Right On Russia’s Doorstep

American troops in Europe have increased by 300 percent.

U.S. Special Ops Deployed to 138 Countries and Counting

America’s global force multiplying under Trump.

Leaker, Speaker, Soldier, Spy

Why David Petraeus didn’t fade away.

‘So Many People Died’

Collateral victims of war in Vietnam and Afghanistan share one thing in common–they’re invisible.

Baghdad’s Building Boom

America begins nation building at home–provided your home is in the Middle East.

Same Strategy, Bigger Map

A jumbo projection won’t fix a failed doctrine of worldwide war.

How Many Afghan Bases Are There?

Military and press estimates are all over the map, but base buildup outpaces the height of the Iraq War.

Tomorrow’s Blowback Today

America outsources its defense goals to surrogates, but proxies have become enemies before.

What Are We Doing In Africa?

AFRICOM’s public affairs department takes issue with Tom Dispatch

Worldwide War Made Easy

With a presence in Mexico, Africa, and South Korea, the Pentagon’s new operational theater is global.

A Drone-Eat-Drone World

The Pentagon brings “Terminator” to life.

450 Bases and It’s Not Over Yet

From TomDispatch: The Pentagon’s Afghan basing plans for prisons, drones, and black …

The Crash-and-Burn Future of Robot Warfare

From TomDispatch: What 70 downed drones tell us about the new American …

Life and Death of a Drone

Via the indispensable comes this tale of airborne robots and American …

Did the Pentagon Help Strangle the Arab Spring?

From TomDispatch: The U.S. Military’s Secret Training Missions in the Middle East …

America’s Secret Empire of Drone Bases

An accounting by TomDispatch reveals its full extent By Nick Turse | …

Obama’s Arc of Instability

From TomDispatch: Destabilizing the world one region at a time By Nick …

A Secret War in 120 Countries

Via our friends at TomDispatch comes this look at the Pentagon’s new power elite: …

Obama’s Reset: Arab Spring or Same Old Thing?

From How the President and the Pentagon Prop Up Both Middle …

Hueys over Yemen

Is U.S. Aid Suppressing Another Mideast Freedom Struggle? By Nick Turse | April …

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