Nick Turse, associate editor of TomDis​patch​.com, is the author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (Metropolitan Books) and a forthcoming history of U.S. war crimes in Vietnam, Kill Anything That Moves (Metropolitan/​Henry Holt). His website is Nick​Turse​.com.
Runaway Empire: Last Year, U.S. Commandos Were Deployed to 75% of World’s Countries
American Special Operations Forces are expanding globally.
Trump’s Covert Wars: Elite Commandos Deployed to a Record 149 Countries in 2017
Trump’s first year set a record for U.S. special ops.
Generals and Cops Trained by the Pentagon Are Staging Coups All Over the World
U.S. trained and educated officers are toppling governments and expanding American proxy power.
The U.S. Military Is Expanding Its Secret Drone Warfare in Africa to Combat the Rise of ISIS
American efforts are underway to create a string of drone bases in Africa.
Why Are U.S. Special Forces Operations Expanding Across the Globe?
This year alone, U.S. Special Operations forces have been deployed to a record-shattering 147 countries—75% of the nations on the planet.
Why the U.S. Spent Billions on an Army that Conscripted Child Soldiers
Was that in the "national interest of the United States?"
With Missions in 105 Countries, We Are In the Golden Age of Black Ops
The U.S.'s most elite forces are conducting missions around the world ranging from kill/capture night raids to training exercises—and this year could see more such missions than ever.
Casualties Continue in Vietnam
The devastation of unexploded ordnance from the ‘American War.’
The Body Count On Main Street
The financial crisis takes a human toll
War Crimes Hunter
On the Trail of Atrocity in Vietnam