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).
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.
Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?
Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years.
The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.
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."
Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.
The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.