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Nick Turse


Nick Turse has been on the national security beat for over a decade as a journalist, essayist and historian. He is the managing editor of, a co-founder of Dispatch books, and a fellow at the Nation Institute.

Turse has written for publications including The Nation, The San Francisco Chronicle, Le Monde Diplomatique, Mother Jones, In These Times and The Village Voice on subjects ranging from food banks to street art. In 2009, he received a Ridenhour Prize for his investigative report on civilian deaths in Vietnam. Turse co-authored a series on the same subject that ran in the Los Angeles Times, and was a finalist for the 2006 Tom Renner Award for Outstanding Crime Reporting. Those articles also provided material for his latest book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War, the culmination of a twelve-year personal investigation into U.S. involvement in Vietnamese civilian casualties during the Vietnam War.

The book adds to Turse’s growing body of work, which includes The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyber Warfare and The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives.

Turse has a Ph.D in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.