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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 08:24 PM

Anthropologist warns of growth in U.S. bases

By Austin R. Ramsey
Published September 8, 2020

Perhaps the most critical component of U.S. military power is its relentless presence around the world.

The globe is indisputably covered with U.S. military bases. Recent estimates put the number as high as 800 in more than 80 countries, but a true number may be harder to come by as bases open and close under the veil of national security. Large and small, these military installations have been the launching point for wars and invasions; they’ve served as secret locations for military prisons; and they contextualize the country’s frayed diplomatic relations with allies and foes alike.

Among them is the remote Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. Occupied by the U.K. and jointly operated by British and American forces, Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia has been a hallmark of American University Professor David Vine’s work and served as a launching point for his first book, “Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia.”

Vine, who also wrote “Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World,” is an acclaimed anthropologist whose work has framed American military might in the context of imperialism and calls into question seemingly endless wars globally.

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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 08:30 PM

1. us military purpose is to protect us corporations. why we can't have nice things nt

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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 03:07 AM

2. TRDS?

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