Nick Turse

  • Success! Victory! Victorious! He was unambiguous in his assessment, except that he wasn’t. The caveats said it all. In 2003, then-General David Petraeus offered an accommodating reporter a quotable quote that has become, perhaps, the signature line of the war. “Tell me how this ...

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  • In late December, the lot was just a big blank: a few burgundy metal shipping containers sitting in an expanse of crushed eggshell-coloured gravel inside a razor-wire-topped fence. The American military in Afghanistan doesn’t want to talk about it, but one day soon, it will be a new hub for ...

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  • Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and youre done ... for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the United States military is undertaking operations in a majority of the worlds countries. This new ...

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