David Vine talked about his book Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. He questioned the necessity of the 800 military bases the U.S. maintains around the world. Maintaining these bases costs U.S. taxpayers $100 billion per year and, Professor Vine argued, that rather than enhance American security they re-enforce images of the U.S. as an occupying force, harm local economies, and inflame regional tensions. close
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