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Nick Turse


Nick Turse
Nick Turse

Nick Turse is the associate editor of, the co-founder of Dispatch Books, and a fellow at the Nation Institute. An award-winning...


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Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053

DoD photo by Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal, U.S. Air Force

In 2012, the Pentagon kicked off a 13-year program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, complete with a sprawling website that includes a “history and education” component.

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The Drone That Fell From the Sky

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The skies seem full of falling drones these days. The most publicized of them made headlines when Iran announced that its military had taken possession of an advanced American remotely piloted spy aircraft, thought to be an RQ-170 Sentinel.

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 READ MORE


Making Repression Our Business: The Pentagon’s Secret Training Missions in the Middle East

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As the Arab Spring blossomed and President Obama hesitated about whether to speak out in favor of protesters seeking democratic change in the Greater Middle East, the Pentagon forged ever deeper ties with some of the region’s most repressive regimes.

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 READ MORE
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Obama’s Reset: Arab Spring or Same Old Thing?

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If you follow the words, one Middle East comes into view; if you follow the weapons, quite another.

Posted on May 17, 2011 READ MORE

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The Abu Ghraib Photos You Haven’t Seen

“Riley and his story. Me and my outrage. You and us.” is a piece of art and a historical document. It’s a war story and a meditation on memory as well as a rumination on its absence.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011 READ MORE

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Mortal Sins of Omission

The lone living top commander implicated in a slaughter of civilians and cover-up has written a history of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam, and what his book does not say could have grim and far-reaching consequences.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011 READ MORE

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Make War, Not Love

The anti-war publications of the Vietnam era have given way to how-to manuals by former military men who seldom deal with moral aspects of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 READ MORE

Nick Turse
Nick Turse

Nick Turse is the associate editor of, the co-founder of Dispatch Books, and a fellow at the Nation Institute. An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Nation and regularly at TomDispatch. His he has written multiple books including “Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa”, “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam” and “The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan”. Turse is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute, and his website is

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