Stories by Nick Turse

 Nick Turse is the managing editor of and a fellow at the Nation Institute.  An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in theLos Angeles Times, the Nation, and regularly at TomDispatch. He is the author/editor of several books, including the just published The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyberwarfare  (Haymarket Books). This piece is the final article in hisseries on the changing face of American empire, which is being underwritten by Lannan Foundation. You can follow him on Tumblr.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch and join us on Facebook.Copyright 2012 Nick Turse subscribe to Nick Turse's feed

Posted on: Sep 7, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

This is exactly how not to win hearts and minds in Africa.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

The U.S. is making a terrible mess. Is anyone paying attention?

Posted on: Jul 7, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Requests for info from the Pentagon on its activities across the planet are met with obstruction and obfuscation.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Once again, the military is spurring destabilization, the growth of radical Islamic movements and blowback in a new region of the planet.

Posted on: May 12, 2013, Source:

An Israeli attack on the Iranian capital of Tehran using five 500-kiloton weapons would kill seven million people -- 86% of the population -- according to a new study.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

From American histories, you would think the primary feature of the Vietnam War was combat. It wasn’t. Suffering was its main characteristic.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2013, Source:

What does it mean when torture, already the definition of “cruel,” becomes usual?

Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearings in the Senate are a chance for the truth about a lost war and America’s war-making future.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2013, Source: Metropolitan Books

A powerful excerpt from Nick Turse's new book, 'Kill Anything That Moves' exposes the horrors committed by the U.S.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

There has been one connecting thread in Washington’s foreign wars of the last half century -- misery for local nationals.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

A billion dollars from the federal government--that kind of money could go a long way toward our own infrastructure.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source:

How the empire has changed its face, but not its nature.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

The base-building frenzy in Afghanistan one of the greatest construction booms in modern history--and it was in the middle of nowhere.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2012, Source:

The administration is now carefully developing and honing a new Obama doctrine, a six-point program for twenty-first-century war, American-style.

Posted on: May 31, 2012, Source:

The future global skies are going to be a busy and increasingly dangerous place.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source:

More than 40 years after the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, after more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, the U.S. military still doesn’t get it.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source:

"Winning" is a distant, long-faded fantasy, defeat a rising reality.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source:

The super-secure facility at the massive air base in Kandahar is just one of many building projects the U.S. military currently has planned or underway in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2012, Source:

What 70 downed drones tell us about the new American way of war.

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?