Base Nation

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… read more

Base Nation 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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  • Bradley Graham Co-Owner Politics and Prose Bookstore
  • David Vine Associate Professor American University->Anthropology Department

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Base Nation

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Program ID:
327790-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 26, 2015 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 25, 2015 | 4:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 26, 2015 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 27, 2015 | 3:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 28, 2015 | 1:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 25, 2015 | 4:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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