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American Military Bases

Beauty Queens and Geopolitics: Debating American Bases in the Philippines

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 12.25.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Ultimately, the challenge for the Philippines is to properly balance its national security interests with questions of justice and the welfare of its citizens. Beyond the principle of whether American military presence should be welcomed, it is also a question of how to ensure that it will not adversely impact the Philippines' sovereignty and national interests.

America's Empire of Bases (Updated Edition)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Am I the only person who still remembers how Pentagon officials spoke of the major military bases already on the drawing boards as the invasion of Iraq ended in April 2003?

The Italian Job

David Vine | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
David Vine

The Pentagon has spent the last two decades plowing hundreds of millions of tax dollars into military bases in Italy, turning the country into an increasingly important center for U.S. military power.

America's Invisible Empire of Bases

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

You can watch our TV news for months and not have the slightest clue that we are the most militarized of global landlords and that this is the face we present to much of the world.