Nick Turse
New York Public Radio - REWRITING HISTORY
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For your listening pleasure: I talk to Bob Garfield from WYNC’s On The Media about the Pentagon’s attempt to peddle a counterfeit history of the Vietnam War

For more, read my latest article: “Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053.”

with the U.S. Army.  For  more on this evolving turf war, see the latest from the always insightful Rajiv Chandrasekaran: “Army’s ‘Pacific Pathways’ initiative sets up turf battle with Marines” in The Washington Post

After years and years of secrecy, the Pentagon finally acknowledged its Combined Air and Space Operations Center at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar.  Earlier this year I unsuccessfully tried to visit the base but fell victim to the military runaround. 
(via Hagel Lifts Veil on Major Military Center in Qatar - NYTimes.com)

After years and years of secrecy, the Pentagon finally acknowledged its Combined Air and Space Operations Center at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar.  Earlier this year I unsuccessfully tried to visit the base but fell victim to the military runaround.

(via Hagel Lifts Veil on Major Military Center in Qatar - NYTimes.com)

Rates of U.S. investment in new plants, technology, and research and development began declining during the 1970s, a fall-off that only accelerated in the gilded 1980s. Manufacturing, which accounted for nearly 30% of the economy after the Second World War, had dropped to just over 10% by 2011. Since the turn of the millennium alone, 3.5 million more manufacturing jobs have vanished and 42,000 manufacturing plants were shuttered.
Members of the U.S. Army Charlie Company pass a secondary explosion en route to Baghdad, Iraq, April 2003. Christopher Morris/VII

Members of the U.S. Army Charlie Company pass a secondary explosion en route to Baghdad, Iraq, April 2003. Christopher Morris/VII

Ropes from the hangman’s gallows are seen in Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, where political and criminal prisoners from the war were held, April 19, 2003. Ron Haviv/VII

Ropes from the hangman’s gallows are seen in Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, where political and criminal prisoners from the war were held, April 19, 2003. Ron Haviv/VII

A mosaic of Saddam Hussein lies in ruins on the road to Basra, southern Iraq, March 28, 2003. Antonin Kratochvil/VII

A mosaic of Saddam Hussein lies in ruins on the road to Basra, southern Iraq, March 28, 2003. Antonin Kratochvil/VII

Iraqi civilians killed by inappropriate use of force by U.S. Marines during the battle for Diyala bridge are seen in Baghdad, Iraq. April 8, 2003. Gary Knight/VII

Iraqi civilians killed by inappropriate use of force by U.S. Marines during the battle for Diyala bridge are seen in Baghdad, Iraq. April 8, 2003. Gary Knight/VII

The body of a dead Iraqi fighter lies outside the Technical School Compound in Basra, southern Iraq, during a weeks-long battle between British forces and Iraqi fighters over control of the city, April 3, 2003. Antonin Kratochvil/VII

The body of a dead Iraqi fighter lies outside the Technical School Compound in Basra, southern Iraq, during a weeks-long battle between British forces and Iraqi fighters over control of the city, April 3, 2003. Antonin Kratochvil/VII

The burial of Fedayn, who was killed during a U.S. air strike, is held at the Baratha cemetery in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 1, 2003. Franco Pagetti/VII

The burial of Fedayn, who was killed during a U.S. air strike, is held at the Baratha cemetery in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 1, 2003. Franco Pagetti/VII