Tag Archives: Nick Turse

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to HIS World

He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Victory in Our Time (The U.S. Military is Winning. No, Really, It Is!)

Expressed differently, the United States has not won a major conflict since 1945; has a trillion-dollar national security budget; has had 17 military commanders in the last 17 years in Afghanistan, a country plagued by 23,744 “security incidents” (the most ever recorded) in 2017 alone; has spent around $3 trillion, primarily on that war and the rest of the war on terror…

Nick Turse | Pentagon video warns of “unavoidable” dystopian future for world’s biggest cities

— brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers …

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Shadow War in 150 Countries

Since September 11, 2001, U.S. Special Operations forces have grown in every conceivable way, including their numbers, their budget, their clout in Washington, and their place in the country’s popular imagination. The command has, for example, more than doubled its personnel from about 33,000 in 2001 to nearly 70,000 today

Nick Turse: AFRICOM Goes to War on the Sly 

U.S. Officials Talk Candidly (Just Not to Reporters) about Bases, Winning Hearts and Minds, and the “War” in Africa Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. By Nick Turse  April 13, 2013  TomDispatch.com What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things — especially when it comes […]

Tomgram: Nick Turse, America’s Non-Stop Ops in Africa

 U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa Documents Reveal Blinding Pace of Ops in 2013, More of the Same for 2014 By Nick Turse  March 27, 2014  TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. The numbers tell the story: 10 exercises, 55 operations, 481 security cooperation activities. For years, the U.S. military has […]

Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053. The Pentagon’s Latest “Mission Accomplished” Moment

Tomgram, Nick Turse: The Pentagon Makes History the First Casualty Click here to read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction. By Nick Turse TomDispatch.com  February 18, 2014 It’s 2053 — 20 years since you needed a computer, tablet, or smart phone to go online.  At least, that’s true in the developed world: you know, China, India, Brazil, and even some parts […]

Evergreene Digest: Stanley Kutler: Why Are We in Afghanistan?

Why Are We in Afghanistan? Why Are We in Afghanistan?, Stanley Kutler, TruthDig The government’s response nevertheless proved effective, and such arguments are used today, foisted on a passive, apathetic public, and serviced by a compliant media. The rationale is as bankrupt as 50 years ago. Related: The (Domino Theory) proved effective (in promoting war in Vietnam), […]

Nick Turse: 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 heavily armed militants in the Horn of Africa.  ….    By Nick Turse  January 16, 2014  TomDispatch.com    Tomgram: Nick Turse, Secret Wars and Black Ops Blowback.  Read […]

Nick Turse: America’s Black-Ops Blackout — Unraveling the Secrets of the Military’s Secret Military

“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.    By Nick Turse  January 7, 2014  TomDispatch.com Click here to read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction. More than a month before, I had called U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with a […]

Nick Turse> Nuclear Terror in the Middle East, Lethality Beyond the Pale

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Israel, Iran, and the Nuclear Freight Train “That the spread of nuclear weapons, whatever the country, is a danger to us all is obvious.  Who exactly will use such weapons next and where remains unknown.  But there is no reason to believe that, sooner or later, nuclear weapons — which have now […]

Moyers & Co.> Nick Turse Describes the Real Vietnam War

Published on Feb 7, 2013 Journalist Nick Turse describes his unprecedented efforts to compile a complete and compelling account of the Vietnam War’s horror as experienced by all sides, including innocent civilians who were sucked into its violent vortex. Turse, who devoted 12 years to tracking down the true story of Vietnam, unlocked secret troves of […]

David Swanson> Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II

Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II  The Marshall Plan was a plan for domination — smarter and more skillful domination than some other attempts — but still domination.  U.S. capitalist control was the highest purpose.  By David Swanson (about the author)     OpEdNews Op Eds 10/30/2012  Imagine if George W. Bush had stood on the smoking ruins […]

Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Life in the American Slaughterhouse

Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Life in the American Slaughterhouse Nick Turse. Posted by Stephan Salisbury at 5:31PM, July 29, 2012.  TomDispatch Is America an increasingly violent society?  Statistics seemingly tell us no.  From 2001 to 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, violent crime victimizations actually dropped 34%. While this decrease is part of a longer-term trend […]

Tomgram> Tom Engelhardt> Nick Turse, Did the Pentagon Help Strangle the Arab Spring? | TomDispatch

Tomgram> Nick Turse, Did the Pentagon Help Strangle the Arab Spring? Tom Engelhardt     December 13, 2011     Tom Dispatch Of all American military training programs around the world, the most publicized in recent years has been the one building up a local security force to replace U.S. (and NATO) troops as they ever […]