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International Relations
in the Age of Empire

Strategic Focus: U.S. Military Footprint
Courtesy Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF), 2 March 2008

"The United States maintains more than 700 bases around the world and is pushing to set up even more. What are these bases doing, how is the Pentagon rethinking their functions, and how can we reduce this military footprint?

The U.S. is attempting to place military bases in the Czech Republic and Poland. Watch FPIF and others speak out against these plans.

Although the United States closed its bases in the Philippines in 1991, Herbert Docena writes in In The Dragon's Lair, it has nevertheless managed to deepen its military presence and intervention in the islands.

The Bush administration wants to place U.S. military troops and bases permanently on Iraqi soil despite strong objections from many Democrats, argues Adil Shamoo in The Enduring Trap in Iraq.

As Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison explain in Pushing Missile Defense in Europe, the United States wants to establish bases in Poland and the Czech Republic´┐Żover the objections of the citizens of those countries.

With the new Africa Command, Daniel Volman and Beth Tuckey argue in Militarizing Africa (Again), the United States is increasing its military presence on an energy-rich continent.

And Tom Engelhardt laments in The Million Year War that there's a risk that the United States will never withdraw from Iraq."




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