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No Need to Whisper, AFRICOM Isn't Listening In

No Need to Whisper, AFRICOM Isn't Listening In

Nick Turse

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Or to bring this thought experiment into the modern age—if it happens in the forest, does it stay in the forest? I ask this question because it has a bearing on the article to come. Specifically, what if an article of mine on the U.S. military appears somewhere in our media world and that military refuses to notice? Does it have an impact?

Before I explain, I need to shout a little: AFRICOM! AFRICOM! AFRICOM!

Not surprised. The Pentagon is well practiced in dumbing itself down and marveling at the emperor’s new clothes. I doubt anyone with a brain takes its press clips seriously. So keep it up Nick. Good work.