Nick Turse


Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives and editor of The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan, discusses the construction boom in U.S. military bases that puts the scheduled 2011 Afghanistan drawdown in doubt, how Obama has abdicated his role of commander in chief to his generals and why it remains difficult to understand the purpose of the huge waste of blood and treasure in Afghanistan.

MP3 here. (16:52)

Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian, essayist, and the associate editor of the Nation Institute’s  He is the author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives.

5 thoughts on “Nick Turse”

  1. Obama will have to follow CIA and militaty will dictate the terms.There is so much money in pla no one would like to loose a lawish defence budget and free hand for defence industry and CIA.
    I see no chance to withdraw the troops. Their ultimate game is to destroy pakistan have not been achieved and a war of interest with Pakistan is expected in coming years as US is biggest deciever in the history of mankind. Tjhey rape theri own friends till they are fed up with america and this will happen in Pakistan and us will have to withdraw.

  2. The case for withdrawal? Seriously? Why don't you write a book titled "The Case for Not Eating Babies."

    Or, write a book about the case for staying in Afghanistan – U.S. banks get to launder all that heroin money, heroin cripples regional competitor Russia, China is kept away from Afghan mineral wealth and from creating (non-heroin-related) jobs in Afghanistan exrtracting it – the U.S. military gets a giant base in Central Asia to threaten otherwise inaccessible nations, the military-industrial-complex gets something to do and an ever growing budget, and Americans are kept distracted from things like their lack of basic needs by fear endless of terrorists – FEAR *THIS WEBSITE* PROPAGATES BY REPEATING PENTAGON LIES ABOUT "AL-QAEDA," and their purported existence.

  3. According to Woodward's Obama's Wars, O got hosed by the generals (not that he put up much of a fight). O is so incompetent, it took him months into the AfPak war review to figure out the simple arithmetic that there would be more troops in Af when he ran for reelection than when he took office.

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