Tag Archives: US in Africa

The Empire’s Hustle: Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War

Nothing rehabilitates an unpopular president in capitalist “America” like war.

Nick Turse: Problem Partners, Ugly Outcomes U.S. Special Ops Missions in Africa Fail to Stem Rising Tide of Terror Groups, Coups, and Human Rights Abuses

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure  By Nick Turse   Tom Dispatch  September 10, 2015 Let’s take a moment to consider failure and its options in Washington. The U.S. has been warring with the Islamic State (IS) for more than a year now. The centerpiece of that war has been an ongoing campaign of bombings […]

Nick Turse: Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya, How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land 

Tomgram:  Nick Turse, The Pentagon, Libya, and Tomorrow’s Blowback Today Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. By Nick Turse  TomDispatch.com  April 15, 2014 Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? That’s what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). “I am surprised by your […]