Tag Archives: U.S. Africa Command

Nick Turse | Breaking the Camouflage Wall of Silence: When AFRICOM Evaluates Itself, the News Is Grim

What’s strange, however, is that none of this seems to have caused anyone in the national security state or the military to reconsider the last 15 years of military-first policies, of bombs dropped, troops dispatched, drones sent in, and what the results were across the Greater Middle East and now Africa. There is no serious recalibration, no real rethinking. The response to 15 years of striking failure in a vast region remains more of the same. State of failure indeed! –Tom

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 […]