Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and a fellow at The Nation Institute. A 2014 Izzy Award winner, he has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa, and his pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation and regularly at TomDispatch. Turse's New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam received a 2014 American Book Award.
Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa.
A new internal investigation reveals just how poorly US African Command has handled its humanitarian missions.
A man-made famine in South Sudan is brutal evidence of the limits of American nation-building in Africa.
If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.
The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today."