Sunday, July 03, 2016

Permanent War

The Pentagon even runs an estimated 170 golf courses around the world.

The United States “probably has more foreign military bases than any other people, nation, or empire in history,” according to David Vine, the author of ‘Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World’. There are roughly 800 U.S. military bases around the world.

Ken McGraw, a spokesman for Special Operations Command, told journalist Nick Turse that, by the 9th month of 2015, special operations forces had already deployed to 135 countries—or 70 percent of all the nations on the planet.

AFRICOM has developed a remarkably extensive network of more than 60 outposts and access points in Africa. Some are currently being utilized, some are held in reserve, and some may be shuttered. These bases, camps, compounds, port facilities, fuel bunkers, and other sites can be found in at least 34 countries—more than 60% of the nations on the continent.

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