David Vine

How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats, and Military Regimes Across the Globe

Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, whose “war on drugs” has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings. Criticism of Trump was especially intense given his similarly warm public support for other authoritarian rulers like Egypt’s Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (who visited the Oval Office to much praise only weeks earlier), Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan (who got a congratulatory phone call from President Trump on his recent referendum victory, granting him increasingly unchecked powers), and Thailand’s Prayuth Chan-ocha (who also received a White House invitation).

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Jacked Up Plan to Spread Even More U.S Military Bases Abroad: We Can Expect Blow Back, Support for the Worst Regimes, and Wasted Billions

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Military Madness: How 800 American Bases Across the Globe Make Us Less Safe

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How We Built the Infrastructure for Disastrous, Permanent War in the Middle East

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How Contractors Have Raked In $385 Billion to Build and Support Bases Abroad Since 2001

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US Taxpayers Are Shelling Out $170 Billion a Year for the Pentagon to Occupy the Planet

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