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Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa

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by Nick Turse

Haymarket Books

2015, paperback

SKU: 9781608464630


You won t see segments about it on the nightly news or read about it on the front page of America's newspapers, but the Pentagon is fighting a new shadow war in Africa, helping to destabilize whole countries and preparing the ground for future blowback. Behind closed doors, U.S. officers now claim that Africa is the battlefield of tomorrow, today. In Tomorrow s Battlefield, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Nick Turse exposes the shocking true story of the U.S. military's spreading secret wars in Africa.


"Gripping and meticulous, Nick Turse's reporting on Africa sheds much-needed light on shadowy missions the U.S. military would rather keep secret. His investigations of U.S. military missions in Africa in Tomorrow's Battlefield reveal a secret war with grave implications for Africans and Americans, alike." -Glenn Greenwald

"Nick Turse's investigative reporting has revealed a remarkable picture of evolving US military operations in Africa that have been concealed from view, but have ominous portent, as he demonstrates vividly and in depth." -Noam Chomsky

"In the first book length account of AFRICOM's operations, Nick Turse chronicles how in a very short time, Africa went from the margins of US foreign policy to be not just the warzone of tomorrow, but of today." -Sean Jacobs, international affairs faculty at The New School and founder of Africa is a Country

Nick Turse, an award-winning journalist and historian, is the author of The Complex and the research director for the Nation Institute's His work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times", the "San Francisco Chronicle", and "The Nation". Turse's investigations of U.S. war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He lives near New York City.