Nick Turse

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The U.S. Military’s Pivot to Africa, 2012-2013. (Image: TomDispatch/Google) Views
Monday, April 14, 2014
Our Big, Fat, Not-So-Secret War in Africa
What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things -- especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa. For years, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has maintained a veil of secrecy about much of the command’s activities and mission...
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa
The numbers tell the story: 10 exercises, 55 operations, 481 security cooperation activities.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa
Lion Forward Teams? Echo Casemate? Juniper Micron?
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Killing US History: Misremembering America’s Wars (2003-2053)
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Special Ops Surge: America’s Secret War in 134 Countries
They operate in the green glow of night vision in Southwest Asia and stalk through the jungles of South America. They snatch men from their homes in the Maghreb and shoot it out with heavil
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
America’s Black-Ops Blackout
“Dude, I don’t need to play these stupid games. I know what you’re trying to do.” With that, Major Matthew Robert Bockholt hung up on me.
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Thursday, September 05, 2013
AFRICOM's Gigantic 'Small Footprint'
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Monday, July 08, 2013
Covering the US Empire, Blanketed in Secrecy
There are hundreds, possibly thousands of U.S. personnel -- the military refuses to say how many -- stationed in the ochre-tinted country of Qatar. Out in the searing heat of the desert, they fly fighter jets or fix them. They equip and arm troops headed to war. Some work in a high-tech command-and-control center overseeing U.S.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Terror Diaspora
The Gulf of Guinea. He said it without a hint of irony or embarrassment. This was one of U.S. Africa Command’s big success stories. The Gulf... of Guinea.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Nuclear Terror in the Middle East
In those first minutes, they’ll be stunned. Eyes fixed in a thousand-yard stare, nerve endings numbed. They’ll just stand there.
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