The Obama administration's consideration of a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East confirms that the military intends to stay in the region for decades, if not generations, to come.
Our network of overseas bases have helped lock us inside a permanently militarized society that has made everyone on this planet less secure, damaging lives at home and abroad.
The truth about the U.S. military base on the British-controlled Indian Ocean island can be hard to believe. In fact, it would be easy to confuse the real story with fictional accounts found in the "Transformers" movies, on the television series "24" and in Internet conspiracy theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
There is almost no way to overemphasize how thoroughly the US military now covers the Greater Middle East After 35 years of base-building there, it’s long past time to look carefully at how this garrisoning affects the region, the U, and the world.
The Pentagon is using your tax dollars to turn Italy into a launching pad for the wars of today and tomorrow.
After an extensive examination of government spending data and contracts, I estimate that the Pentagon has dispersed around $385 billion to private companies for work done outside the U.S. since late 2001, mainly in the military baseworld.
How much does the United States spend each year occupying the planet with its bases and troops? Since the onset of “the Global War on Terror” in 2001, the total cost for our garrisoning policies, for our presence abroad, has probably reached $1.8 trillion to $2.1 trillion.