Monday, September 21, 2015

America's Military Footprint Around the World: A Primer

The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, Nation, or Empire in History (David Vine) from the Nation
"More and more military analysts are thus concluding that maintaining stores of weapons and supplies overseas — what the military calls “pre-positioning” — is more important than having tens of thousands of troops there, with the attendant costs to support them and their families. Most lily pads can serve this pre-positioning function while also offering, like somewhat bigger forward operating sites, “surge capacity” to expand easily and rapidly in order to accommodate much larger numbers of troops and weaponry in a crisis."

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