AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
BizStore » Books » Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project)
United States Canada United Kingdom Germany France Japan

BizStore » Book
Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project)
Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project)

List Price: $35.00
Our Price: $23.10
You Save: $11.90 (34%)
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Manufacturer: Metropolitan Books
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Author(s): David Vine

Buy it now at Amazon.com!
Add To Cart
Product Description:
Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Metropolitan Books
EAN: 9781627791694
Edition: First Edition
Feature: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627791698
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Metropolitan Books
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Metropolitan Books
MPN: illustrations
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Studio: Metropolitan Books
Product Features:
Metropolitan Books
Editorial Review:

From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a far-reaching examination of the perils of American military bases overseas

American military bases encircle the globe. 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. But in an eye-opening account, Base Nation 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.

As David Vine demonstrates, the overseas bases raise geopolitical tensions and provoke widespread antipathy towards the United States. They also undermine American democratic ideals, pushing the U.S. into partnerships with dictators and perpetuating a system of second-class citizenship in territories like Guam. They breed sexual violence, destroy the environment, and damage local economies. And their financial cost is staggering: though the Pentagon underplays the numbers, Vine's accounting proves that the bill approaches $100 billion per year.

For many decades, the need for overseas bases has been a quasi-religious dictum of U.S. foreign policy. But in recent years, a bipartisan coalition has finally started to question this conventional wisdom. With the U.S. withdrawing from Afghanistan and ending thirteen years of war, there is no better time to re-examine the tenets of our military strategy. Base Nation is an essential contribution to that debate.


Buy it now at Amazon.com!
Based on Amazon Store Manager Copyright © 2005 - 2018 Nuke Business Resources
Amazon Store

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy