Nick Turse

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 07:50
In this article SAM Director Colby Goodman discusses the increase in U.S. military training to Africa and the need for risk assessments for U.S. military operations on the continent.
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 06:38
The article cites multiple reports using SAM’s data on U.S. programs that train foreign forces and discusses controversial issues surrounding these programs, including the likelihood that foreign military personnel trained by the U.S. are involved in coup attempts or human rights abuses.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:15
U.S. military documents reveal new information about an American drone base under construction on the outskirts of Agadez, Niger. The long-planned project — considered the most important U.S. military construction effort in Africa — is slated to cost $100 million,
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:16
The United States is spending more money on more missions to send more elite U.S. forces to train alongside more foreign counterparts in more countries around the world, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Various sources from the Department of Defense make it clear that the Department sees lots of potential security threats in Africa, yet what it doesn't make clear is to what extent United States forces are involved in rolling back these threats.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Newly leaked data reveals deep flaws in the ways in which the United States vets foreign soldiers to receive training from U.S. instructors in more than 120 countries around the globe.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:38
Nick Turse argues that the U.S. Military may be up to more in Africa than it is willing to admit, and the public deserves to know about it.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:24
The testimony of outgoing AFRICOM Commander General David Rodriguez raises questions about the extend of AFRICOM's involvment on the continent - and just how forthcoming they are to Congress about it.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:43
Looking to build on its presence in Djibouti, the U.S. is allegedly seeking sites for a second military base on the African continent - yet this information is largely unknown to the public.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 07:03
For the uninitiated, Chabelley is the other U.S. outpost in that country — the site of America’s lone avowed “major military facility” in Africa, Camp Lemonnier — and a key node in an expanding archipelago of hush-hush American outposts that have spread across that continent since 9/11.