Nick Turse is the associate editor and research director of Tomdispatch.com and an Investigative Fund Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives and a forthcoming history of US war crimes in Vietnam, Kill Anything That Moves (both Metropolitan).
In Operation Speedy Express, new evidence of civilian slaughter and cover-up in Vietnam.
Mainstream media should consider these leads
as they change gears from no-comment to hot-pursuit when it comes to the story
of Iraq's most sought after commodity.
The Pentagon does a star turn in Iron Man, and the summer blockbuster turns the realities of the war in Afganistan upside down. Will anyone notice?
Bombs from American planes are killing tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, and no one in the mainstream media is talking about it.
'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
The Special Forces team was inserted
As quiet as a mouse.