Nick Turse
  • Programs: The Investigative Fund, Prizes, TomDispatch

    Nick Turse is a fellow at The Nation Institute, an investigative reporter, the managing editor of The Nation Institute's TomDispatch, the co-founder of Dispatch Books, and a contributing writer at The Intercept. He is the author or co-author of seven books, most recently Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan, which was a finalist for the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award, and the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, which received a 2014 American Book Award.

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Featured Work
  • A Life Sentence to War
  • They wanted to know what I learned looking into the eyes of mass murderers, what insights I gleaned by talking to torturers.

  • The Rise of West African Piracy
  • Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • A Looming Man-Made Famine
  • Civil war and food insecurity in South Sudan — and how US nation-building crashed and burned in Africa.


  • A New Cold War in Africa?
  • Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?

  • AFRICOM Goes to War on the Sly
  • US officials talk candidly (just not to reporters) about bases, winning hearts and minds, and the "war" in Africa.

  • American Proxy Wars in Africa
  • The US military has for years been quietly moving into Africa in a distinctly below-the-radar fashion. 

  • For America, Life Was Cheap in Vietnam
  • Without a true account of our past military misdeeds, Americans have been unprepared to fully understand what has happened in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

  • Blood Money
  • Coalition forces in Afghanistan pay compensation to civilian victims and survivors of the suffering inflicted — but ISAF keeps no comprehensive records, and the US military denies all responsibility. 

  • Lethal Profiling of Afghan Men
  • Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command — up to the Oval Office.

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