Nick Turse

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If you thought the days of the $7,000 coffee machine and $640 toilet seat were over, Rep. Jackie Speier has some more examples of egregious waste at the Department of Defense.

Watch the US Drop 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos

Picturing the deadly legacy of America’s secret war in the world’s most bombed-out country, courtesy of Mother Jones.

The U.S. military averaged more than a mission a day in Africa in 2013 and previously unrevealed documents indicate more of the same for 2014.
Is it any wonder that the men running America’s secret ops in Africa call it “the battlefield of tomorrow, today”? (via Nick Turse, America’s Non-Stop Ops in Africa | TomDispatch)

The U.S. military averaged more than a mission a day in Africa in 2013 and previously unrevealed documents indicate more of the same for 2014.

Is it any wonder that the men running America’s secret ops in Africa call it “the battlefield of tomorrow, today”?

(via Nick Turse, America’s Non-Stop Ops in Africa | TomDispatch)


Watch the US Drop 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos

Picturing the deadly legacy of America’s secret war in the world’s most bombed-out country, courtesy of Mother Jones.

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These leaks [by Edward Snowden] have forced the Intelligence Community to rethink our approach to transparency and secrecy.
Robert S. Litt, General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, at a March18, 2014 Freedom of Information Day program sponsored by the Collaboration on Government Secrecy at American University Washington College of Law.
Mick Deane 
Sky News
Killed on August 14, 2013, in Cairo, Egypt 
Sky News cameraman Mick Deane was shot and killed as Egyptian security forces stormed a sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Adawiya, in Nasr City, Cairo, on the morning of Wednesday, Aug, 14. The demonstrators were supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Around 149 people were killed in clashes in the capital and ensuing violence around the country, the Egyptian Health Ministry said, according to news reports. The Muslim Brotherhood said the death toll was much higher.

Deane, 61, had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington, D.C., and then Jerusalem, the network reported. He had been covering the clashes in Egypt with Sky’s Middle East correspondent, Sam Kiley. None of the other team members were hurt, the broadcaster said.

The BBC reported that Deane was born in Hannover, Germany. The Washington Post said he was the husband of former Post reporter Daniela Deane and that the couple have two sons.
(via Mick Deane - Journalists Killed - Committee to Protect Journalists)

Mick Deane

Sky News

Killed on August 14, 2013, in Cairo, Egypt

Sky News cameraman Mick Deane was shot and killed as Egyptian security forces stormed a sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Adawiya, in Nasr City, Cairo, on the morning of Wednesday, Aug, 14. The demonstrators were supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Around 149 people were killed in clashes in the capital and ensuing violence around the country, the Egyptian Health Ministry said, according to news reports. The Muslim Brotherhood said the death toll was much higher.

Deane, 61, had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington, D.C., and then Jerusalem, the network reported. He had been covering the clashes in Egypt with Sky’s Middle East correspondent, Sam Kiley. None of the other team members were hurt, the broadcaster said.

The BBC reported that Deane was born in Hannover, Germany. The Washington Post said he was the husband of former Post reporter Daniela Deane and that the couple have two sons.

(via Mick Deane - Journalists Killed - Committee to Protect Journalists)

Lion Forward Teams? Echo Casemate? Juniper Micron? In my latest piece for TomDispatch, I decode the U.S. proxy wars in Africa, explore the “French Connection,” and offer a peek at some previously unreleased U.S. military documents that I obtained in reporting this story.
(via Tomgram: Nick Turse, American Proxy Wars in Africa | TomDispatch)

Lion Forward Teams? Echo Casemate? Juniper Micron? In my latest piece for TomDispatch, I decode the U.S. proxy wars in Africa, explore the “French Connection,” and offer a peek at some previously unreleased U.S. military documents that I obtained in reporting this story.

(via Tomgram: Nick Turse, American Proxy Wars in Africa | TomDispatch)

Lion Forward Teams? Echo Casemate? Juniper Micron? In my latest piece for TomDispatch, I decode the the U.S. proxy wars in Africa, explore the “French Connection,” and offer a peek at some previously unreleased U.S. military documents that I obtained in reporting this story.
(via Tomgram: Nick Turse, American Proxy Wars in Africa | TomDispatch)

Lion Forward Teams? Echo Casemate? Juniper Micron? In my latest piece for TomDispatch, I decode the the U.S. proxy wars in Africa, explore the “French Connection,” and offer a peek at some previously unreleased U.S. military documents that I obtained in reporting this story.

(via Tomgram: Nick Turse, American Proxy Wars in Africa | TomDispatch)

The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth to Obama administration claims that it isn’t enforcing the Espionage Act only against political opponents.