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.
The US provided aid and assistance to Sudanese rebels—even as they employed child soldiers.
American law prevents military aid to countries that employ child soldiers—but that hasn’t stopped us in South Sudan.
This Oscar-nominated doc is all about well-meaning Americans—with nothing about the indiscriminate US firepower that destroyed much of the country.
Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa.