Do America’s Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?
“The U.S. has around 800 military bases outside of the nation’s borders. They’re home to hundreds of thousands of troops and family members, and, in many cases, they’re a cause of controversy.
David Vine, an associate professor of anthropology at American University, argues that we’ve become too dependent on such overseas bases — and that many of them cause serious opposition abroad. He lays out his thinking in his new book, Base Nation: How the U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. “