Should the US Rethink the Huge Cost of Its Military Bases?

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The US maintains some 800 military bases on foreign soil. Are they worth what they cost?

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B-1B bombers on Diego Garcia in November 2001 (US Air Force)

Diego Garcia is a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. David Vine discovered that the entire indigenous population was removed in the 1960's -- to make way for a massive American military base. His research into how that happened led to the book called Base Nation: How US Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World.

Credits

Guest:
David Vine - American University - @davidsvine

Hosts:
Warren Olney, Barbara Bogaev