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.