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Nick Turse, an award-winning journalist and historian, is the author and editor of several books, including The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyberwar-fare (Haymarket Books), the managing editor of TomDispatch, and a fellow at the Nation visa mer Institute. visa färre
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Födelsedag
1975
Kön
male
Utbildning
Columbia University (PhD | Sociomedical Sciences)
Yrken
writer
historian
Priser och utmärkelser
Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, 2009
James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, 2008
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Melissa Flashman (Trident Media Group)
Kort biografi
Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian, essayist, and the associate editor of the Nation Institute’s Tomdispatch.com. He is the author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2008) and has written for The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Adbusters, GOOD magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique (English- and German- language), In These Times, Mother Jones and The Village Voice, among other print and on-line publications.

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This book was a not easy to read, especially in a way of sitting down for long periods to absorb the material because of the disturbing subject matter. I found that 20-25 pages was my limit in any one reading. A very well written account of the American war crimes in Vietnam that have been hidden not only from the American public but to members of the U.S. Armed Forces (past and present). As a Army and Air Force veteran, this book was hard to read on multiple levels but it should be required for all Officer and NCO leadership training. Probably the two hardest facts to live with: How much misery and brutality was inflicted on the people of Vietnam and how unprofessional the American military was in training, planning, conducting and envisioning all operations in SE Asia in the 1960-70s.… (mer)
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John_Hughel | 19 andra recensioner | Feb 18, 2024 |
Seems like they decided to change the subtitle of this book to something a bit more attention grabbing. The sub title of the book I have is How The Military Invades Our Everyday Lives. Sounded like a very interesting topic to me so I picked up a copy. Unfortunately there wasn't anything very original between the covers, and very little I didn't already know. The one chapter I did find interesting was the chapter on recruiting. I wasn't really aware of just how low the military has sunk, not only in the losers they accept, but in the downright disgraceful, methods they use to attract those losers.… (mer)
 
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kevinkevbo | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2023 |
I first read this in high school to write a report on the rape and trafficking of Vietnamese girls and women, but reading this a second time did not make getting through it any easier. well researched, well written, graphic, and horrifying.
 
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GarzaDream | 19 andra recensioner | Mar 5, 2022 |
Good Legwork, Little Context

"Tomorrow's Battlefield" is an impressive collection of research. It is an impressive catalog of US military activity in Africa. Nick Turse has done a fantastic amount of legwork in going through declassified documents, public records, and back-and-forths with military personnel. With all this work, he has created essentially a Rolodex of militarism. Unfortunately, the book fails to provide much context for these military activities.

Each of the 13 chapters seems to have the same thesis: that US intervention in Africa is expanding. To back this up, Turse has an array of believable numbers. He talks about the number of bases on the continent, the amount of drones, the number of airplanes, and so forth. The book is made up of articles that Turse originally wrote for TomDispatch.com, but each chapter seems to be repeating the same thing over and over. It becomes very tedious.

I believe Turse's thesis to be correct, but it needs context. Does "counter-terrorism" explain the entire build up? Where is the congressional and executive oversight? Besides the presence, what actual activities on the ground are happening in Africa? Without this context, the book shrinks to the thesis and offers little insight beyond the numbers.

I hope this book serves, at the very least, as a launching pad for more investigative journalism and research. Turse has done some preliminary groundwork, now researches need to find context for it.
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mvblair | Aug 9, 2020 |

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8
Medlemmar
737
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#34,456
Betyg
½ 4.3
Recensioner
24
ISBN
25
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