Nick Turse is the managing editor 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).
Coalition forces sometimes pay compensation to civilian victims and survivors of the suffering we have inflicted—but ISAF keeps no comprehensive records, and the US military denies all responsibility.
Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.
If you want stats from the government, you better be prepared to pay.
Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command—up to the Oval Office.
The startling size, scope, and growth of US operations on the African continent.
Your tax dollars at work keeping you in the dark.
The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.
We ignore the ever-growing global arsenal of nuclear weapons at our peril.
It’s time to start asking questions of our veterans—hard questions—so that they're not shouldering the blame, or truth, of war alone.
What does it mean when torture, already the definition of "cruel," becomes usual?