David Vine, a TomDispatch regular, is associate professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. His book, Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, was published as part of the American Empire Project (Metropolitan Books). He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and Mother Jones, among other publications. For more information and additional articles, visit www​.base​n​a​tion​.us and www​.david​vine​.net.
The Obama Administration Is Continuing a Failed Strategy of Building Military Bases Around the World
The United States seems intent on continuing its imperialistic policies in the Middle East (and worldwide).
How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Jeopardize National Security
We are a "base nation," with soldiers and military bases circling the entire world.