President Trump’s proposed 54-billion-dollar increase to the national budget will likely be spent on increasing the presence of U.S. troops abroad. It seems that the real goal of the increase is to continue U.S. involvement in armed conflicts around the globe.
Estimates suggest that maintaining America’s ‘empire of bases’ overseas costs at least $156 billion annually.
WASHINGTON --- The United States maintains about 800 military bases in at least 160 countries, according to a military scholar. In a Sept. 13 report for Tomdispatch, based on his book “Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the