How U.S. Military Bases Boost Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes
Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over Pres. Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of The Philippines, whose “war on drugs” has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings. Criticism of Trump was especially intense given his similarly warm public support for... Read more
America Has Way Too Many Overseas Military Bases
With the U.S. military having withdrawn many of its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, most Americans would be forgiven for being unaware that hundreds of U.S. bases and hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops still encircle the globe. Although few know it, the United States garrisons the planet unlike... Read more

David Vine

Associate professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. and author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World.

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