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Base nation : how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world

Vine, David 1974- author.

New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2015

Available at Rod Library  UNI Stacks  (UA26.A2 V55 2015 )()

  • Title:
    Base nation : how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world
  • Author: Vine, David 1974- author.
  • Subjects: Military bases, American -- Foreign countries; Military bases, American -- Social aspects; Military bases, American -- Political aspects; United States -- Armed Forces -- Procurement -- Corrupt practices
  • Description: Introduction -- Foundations. The birth of base nation ; From little Americas to lily pads -- Footprint. The displaced ; The colonial present ; Befriending dictators ; In bed with the mob ; Toxic environments -- Labor. Everyone serves ; Sex for sale ; Militarized masculinity -- Money. The bill ; "We're profiteers" ; The MilCon con -- Choices. "Masters of extortion" ; "It's enough" ; The lily pad strategy ; True security.
    More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, the U.S. still stations its troops at nearly a thousand locations in foreign lands. These bases are usually taken for granted or overlooked entirely, a little-noticed part of the Pentagon's vast operations. Vine 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-- in this far-reaching examination of the perils of American military bases overseas.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Format: x, 418 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781627791694 ;ISBN1627791698
  • Source: 01NRTHIOW ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991006747599702841

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