US Spending Over $150 Billion Annually On Overseas Military Bases

Estimates suggest that maintaining America’s ‘empire of bases’ overseas costs at least $156 billion annually.

US military operations have continued their global expansion since the Bush years. More than 2,000 US military personnel are stationed at base Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti [AP] 

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 World,” David Vine explained that, while many bases were built during the Cold War era, American

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