David Vine - Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In his 2010 Island of Shame, Vine, who teaches anthropology at American University, told the little-known story of the U.S. military base on Diego Garcia, a nearly inaccessible island in the Indian Ocean. Looking now at the overall network of some 1,000 outposts the U.S. maintains around the world, Vine asks if these bases are worth the costs—upward of $100 billion a year—or if it’s time to dismantle these Cold War relics. Vine argues that these sites don’t enhance American security but often re-enforce images of this country as an occupying force, harm local economies, and inflame regional tensions.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781627791694
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Published: Metropolitan Books - August 25th, 2015

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