An empire of US military bases

An empire of US military bases

There are 101 comments on the rt.com story from Feb 15, 2011, titled An empire of US military bases. In it, rt.com reports that:

The United States boats hundreds of military bases around the world, perhaps even thousands. But, no one knows for sure because even the Pentagon does not bother to keep track.

Historian and journalist Nick Turse explained, “What I’m relatively sure of is that there are no less than 1,077 US bases or sites in foreign countries….and likely there are many more than that, we just can’t be sure.”

What is known is that the US Defense budget is now about the equal to military spending in all other countries combined, and since 9/11, military and security expenditures have soared 119 percent.

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Since: Feb 11

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#108 Apr 22, 2012
Obama is great for america, go out and vote for him again and again

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