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Nick Turse: Castle Black

The United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet.

November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: The Mauritania Railway — Backbone of the Sahara

The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara follows the journey of Malick, a 27 year-old merchant who relies on the train for his livelihood, even as he risks death each time he climbs aboard. Despite the danger, the train is a lifeline for Malick and the families that live along the railway’s path.

June 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Nick Turse: What Does War Have to Do With Me

TRIPOLI, Libya — Sometimes war sounds like the harsh crack of gunfire and sometimes like the whisper of the wind. This early morning — in al-Yarmouk on the southern edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli — it was a mix of both.

June 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Nick Turse: How Not to Win Hearts and Minds in Africa

Hushed Pentagon Investigation Slaps U.S. Africa Command’s Humanitarian Activities.    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Movie night in Mouloud, Djibouti.  Skype lessons in Ethiopia.  Veterinary training assistance in Garissa, Kenya.  … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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