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Time to Close Our Foreign Military Bases

Jan 17, 2018
The United States cannot be a moral or ethical country until it accepts the realities of U.S. empire and the destruction it causes around the world.
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The Truth About the U.S. Military Base at Diego Garcia

Jun 15, 2015
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.

The Bases of War in the Middle East

Nov 14, 2014
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 Italian Job

Oct 4, 2013
The Pentagon is using your tax dollars to turn Italy into a launching pad for the wars of today and tomorrow.

Where Has All the Money Gone?

May 15, 2013
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.

Picking Up a $170 Billion Tab

Dec 12, 2012
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.