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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 More

Tomgram> Nick Turse> Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War: The Election Year Outsourcing that No One’s Talking About

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Tomorrow’s Blowback Today? Posted by Nick Turse at 9:08am, August 9, 2012 tomdispatch.com Only in America: It turns out that we’re the sole country on the planet where a majority of people (62%) are sunnily in favor of sending drones across the globe (and across the borders of other countries) to take out terrorists.  According to Pew Research’s More

Tomgram> Nick Turse> Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War: The Election Year Outsourcing that No One’s Talking About

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Tomorrow’s Blowback Today? Posted by Nick Turse at 9:08am, August 9, 2012 tomdispatch.com Only in America: It turns out that we’re the sole country on the planet where a majority of people (62%) are sunnily in favor of sending drones across the globe (and across the borders of other countries) to take out terrorists.  According to Pew Research’s More

Tomgram> Tom Engelhardt> Chase Madar, Legal Atrocities

Tomgram> Tom Engelhardt> Chase Madar, Legal Atrocities April 15, 2012    TomDispatch Chase Madar's article,  What the Laws of War Allow> Do the WikiLeaks War Logs Reveal War Crimes> Or the Poverty of International Law?  is posted separately on WAMMToday. Of course, it wasn’t Barack Obama’s fault.  He didn’t nominate himself for the Nobel Peace Prize More

Tom Dispatch> Offshore Everywhere How Drones, Special Operations Forces, and the U.S. Navy Plan to End National Sovereignty As We Know It

A project of The Nation Institute Tomgram: Engelhardt, Kicking Down the World’s Door Posted by Tom Engelhardt     February 5, 2012     TomDispatch [Note for TomDispatch Readers:  Just a reminder for those planning their week: Jeremy Scahill, one of the best investigative journalists in the business, and I will be talking together on stage at New York University’s More

Tom Engelhardt> Tomgram> Iran Through the Looking Glass

Tomgram: Iran Through the Looking Glass By Tom Engelhardt    January 29, 2012   Tom Dispatch Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico It Can’t Happen Here  Exclusive: New Iranian Commando Team Operating Near U.S. (Tehran, FNA) The Fars News Agency has confirmed with the Republican Guard’s North American Operations Command that a new elite Iranian More

Nick Turse> The US Has Special Operations Forces in How Many Countries?

The US Has Special Operations Forces in How Many Countries? The Bush administration had special operations forces in 60 countries. Today, that number is 75—and it’s rising. Nick Turse | Mon Sep. 19, 2011 12:28 PM PDT   Mother Jones This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. US Army soldiers conduct a patrol through More

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