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
  • Battlefield of Tomorrow
  • Military missions have reached record levels after the US inks a deal to remain in Africa for decades.

  • How the Vietnam War Came Home
  • It took me years to wrap my head around what I had lived through, to understand how my entire world had been deformed by the American war in Vietnam and the reaction to our devastating defeat there.

  • 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.

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