Base nation: how u.s. military bases abroad harm america and the world

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American military bases encircle the globe with nearly a thousand locations in foreign lands. These bases are usually taken for granted or overlooked entirely, but in an eye-opening account, Base Nation shows that the worldwide network of bases brings with it a panoply of ills-and actually makes the nation less safe in the long run.As David Vine demonstrates, the overseas bases raise geopolitical tensions and provoke widespread antipathy towards the United States. They also undermine American democratic ideals, pushing the U.S. into partnerships with dictators and perpetuating a system of second-class citizenship. They breed sexual violence, destroy the environment, and damage local economies. And their financial cost is staggering: though the Pentagon underplays the numbers, Vine's accounting proves that the bill approaches $100 billion per year. With the U.S. withdrawing from Afghanistan and ending thirteen years of war, there is no better time to re-examine the tenets of our military strategy. Base Nation is an essential contribution to that debate.
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subject_facet HISTORY / Modern / General, History, Military bases, American -- Foreign countries, Military bases, American -- Political aspects, Military bases, American -- Social aspects, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, United States -- Armed Forces -- Procurement -- Corrupt practices
title_display Base nation : how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world
title_full Base nation : how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world / David Vine, Base nation : how u.s. military bases abroad harm america and the world [electronic resource] / David Vine
title_short Base nation :
title_sub how u.s. military bases abroad harm america and the world
topic_facet Armed Forces, Corrupt practices, HISTORY / Modern / General, History, Military bases, American, Political aspects, Procurement, Social aspects