Nick Turse
A compound in Mali, an airfield in Niger, a string of air bases across the north of the continent and more than two years of “war” in Africa. Read my latest article to know what U.S. officials say behind closed doors about the future of U.S. ops in Africa.

A compound in Mali, an airfield in Niger, a string of air bases across the north of the continent and more than two years of “war” in Africa. Read my latest article to know what U.S. officials say behind closed doors about the future of U.S. ops in Africa.

Infographic of CIA Torture Techniques 

(via CIA ‘misled public about interrogation techniques’ - Yahoo News)
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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The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime. For the full story, see: You Know Who Else Collected Metadata? The Stasi - ProPublica

The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime. For the full story, see: You Know Who Else Collected Metadata? The Stasi - ProPublica

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep | The Guardian
The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News.

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep | The Guardian

The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News.

Where are U.S. Special Operations forces and what are they doing?
In my latest article, I reveal — for the first time anywhere — the full extent of black ops deployments during 2013 and analyze the potential pitfalls of conducting a globalized secret war.  Without a clear picture of where the U.S. military’s covert forces are operating and what they are doing, Americans may not even recognize the consequences of and blowback from our expanding secret wars as they wash over the world.  But if history is any guide, they will be felt — from Southwest Asia to the Mahgreb, the Middle East to Central Africa, and, perhaps eventually, in the United States as well.
For the full story, see “The Special Ops Surge: America’s Secret War in 134 Countries” 

Where are U.S. Special Operations forces and what are they doing?

In my latest article, I reveal — for the first time anywhere — the full extent of black ops deployments during 2013 and analyze the potential pitfalls of conducting a globalized secret war.  Without a clear picture of where the U.S. military’s covert forces are operating and what they are doing, Americans may not even recognize the consequences of and blowback from our expanding secret wars as they wash over the world.  But if history is any guide, they will be felt — from Southwest Asia to the Mahgreb, the Middle East to Central Africa, and, perhaps eventually, in the United States as well.

For the full story, see “The Special Ops Surge: America’s Secret War in 134 Countries” 

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tamturse:

This morning’s fog #latergram #nofilter #nyc

A new poll conducted in 68 countries around the world asked people which nation is the greatest threat to world peace.  Guess who handily beat Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea to take the title? 
USA!  USA!
(via Guess who’s number one. | GlobalPost)

A new poll conducted in 68 countries around the world asked people which nation is the greatest threat to world peace.  Guess who handily beat Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea to take the title?

USA!  USA!

(via Guess who’s number one. | GlobalPost)