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Nick Turse

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • The Nation
  • Countercurrents.org
Past:
  • Fair Observer
  • Common Dreams
  • The Intercept
  • Cashay
  • Toward Freedom
  • BillMoyers.com

Recent articles by Nick:

There Are More People Being Displaced Than Ever Before

World War II displaced 60 million people. Today, climate change, conflicts and crises around the world have displaced nearly 80 million. → Read More

A Convergence of Calamities

Record Numbers of War-Displaced to Be Dwarfed by Those Driven From Their Homes by Climate Change I saw them for only a few seconds. One glimpse and they were gone. The young woman wore a brown headwrap, a yellow short-sleeved shirt, and a long pink, red, and blue floral-patterned skirt. She held the reins of the donkey pulling her rust-pink[Read More...] → Read More

John Hersey, Hiroshima and the End of World

Why we need a new John Hersey in this increasingly apocalyptic time of ours. → Read More

How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War

In 1946, a New Yorker report following six survivors of the Hiroshima atomic blast forced an entire country to look in the mirror. → Read More

John Hersey, Hiroshima, and the End of World

Whether you’re reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch, or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it’s 100 seconds to midnight. That’s just over a minute and a half. And that should be completely unnerving. It’s the closest to that witching hour we’ve ever been. Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has[Read More...] → Read More

The Black Lives Matter Protests Are a Tipping Point in US History

Will America inch closer to its long-articulated ideals, or are we on the brink of a Trumpian backlash? → Read More

Will the Death of George Floyd Mark the Rebirth of America?

They were relegated to the protest equivalent of a ghetto. Their assigned route shunted them to the far fringes of the city. Their demonstration was destined for an ignominious demise far from any main thoroughfare, out of sight of most apartment buildings, out of earshot of most homes, best viewed from a dinghy bobbing in the Hudson River.Those at the head of the march had → Read More

Will the Death of George Floyd Mark the Rebirth of America?

A Man Forced to Die with His Face Pressed to the Ground May Yet Shift the Earth Under Your Feet They were relegated to the protest equivalent of a ghetto. Their assigned route shunted them to the far fringes of the city. Their demonstration was destined for an ignominious demise far from any main thoroughfare, out of sight of most[Read More...] → Read More

Pentagon War Game Includes Scenario for Military Response to Domestic Gen Z Rebellion

The 2018 war game envisioned a “Zbellion” by a tech-savvy generation that no longer believed in the American dream. → Read More

In Just Months, the Coronavirus Has Killed More Americans Than 20 Years of War in Vietnam

An appalling milestone of death has been reached in the Covid-19 pandemic that Donald Trump has downplayed over and over again. → Read More

Misinformation Hampered Ebola Response. The Same Thing Could Happen With Coronavirus.

Beating back Ebola required a pitched battle not just against the disease, but also against lies, conspiracy theories, and attacks on public health workers. → Read More

What Are US Forces Doing Abroad? We Don’t Necessarily Know.

Murder, sexual assualt, and other crimes plague our military operations abroad, where thousands of commandos operate with little visibility. → Read More

America’s Commandos Deployed to 141 Countries And “Criminal Misconduct” Followed – Countercurrents

Last October, a group of eight Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook helicopters carrying U.S. commandos roared out of an airfield in Iraq. They raced through Turkish airspace and across the Syrian border, coming in low as they approached a village just north of Idlib Province where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his bodyguards, and some of his children were spending the[Read More...] → Read More

Trump Is Close to Committing a Massive War Crime in Afghanistan

President Trump’s reckless threats to escalate the Afghan War could lead to the killing of tens of millions of civilians. → Read More

The Pentagon Won’t Acknowledge Hundreds of Military Bases

The government says there are 514 official military sites overseas. That number might be closer to 800. → Read More

Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases – Countercurrents

They called it Castle Black, an obvious homage to the famed frozen citadel from the HBO series Game of Thrones. In the fantasy world of GoT, it’s the stronghold of the Night’s Watch, the French Foreign Legion-esque guardians of the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. This Castle Black, however, was all too real and occupied by U.S. Special Operations forces, America’s most elite troops.[Read… → Read More

As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo

GOMA, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo—The boy was sitting next to his father, as he so often did. He mimicked his dad in every way. He wanted to be just like him, but Muhindo Maronga Godfroid, then a 31-year-old primary school teacher and farmer, had bigger plans for his two-and-a-half-year-old son. He would go to university one day. He would become a "big → Read More

The Endless Trauma of Congo’s Forgotten War

Congolese civilians continue to suffer the bloody consequences of a lingering conflict. → Read More

As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo – Countercurrents

GOMA, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo — The boy was sitting next to his father, as he so often did. He mimicked his dad in every way. He wanted to be just like him, but Muhindo Maronga Godfroid, then a 31-year-old primary school teacher and farmer, had bigger plans for his two-and-a-half-year-old son. He would go to university[Read More...] → Read More

UN Accuses US-Allied Forces of War Crimes in Syria

US generals are seemingly unaware of the allegations or whether they leveled Syrian villages. → Read More