About 900 U S Military Bases In The World

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  1. Cammmpbell
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    More than likely no more than 600 of them overseas. The second world war has been over for 66 years but we have hundreds of bases in Germany and Japan.

    The war in Korea has been over for 58 years but we have 75,000 troops there.

    WE should get our asses out of the middle eastern oil countries where we have maintained a presence all of my life...'course I'm just 77.

    How would you feel if there were foreign troops in Texas and California? Probably like blowing something up.
     
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    The war is not over in Korea, it is still a cease fire.

    At this point we are still there because their government ASKED us to remain there longer.
     
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    How much does their government pay us to be there?
     
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    I suspect in virtually all if not all cases we are paying them for us to be there.
     
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    Yes,we've been bombing and at War with someone for the last 70yrs. We are a thoroughly militarized nation at this point. Most people alive today cannot remember a time when we weren't bombing someone around the world. Just imagine a time of real peace? Seems unimaginable now huh? I would like to see us scale back our presence around the world and put an end finally to all these wars. They just don't ever seem to end. Time to give all this aggressive foreign interventionism stuff a break.
     
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    I do believe they've spotted Mexican troops in both Texas and California.. ooops...
     
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    That's nice of us.

    Sort of like the local police department paying the townspeople for the privilege of protecting them.

    Bill Maher is right; we are the stupid country.
     
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    Did we ask them to PAY us to remain there longer? If not, why not?
     
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    Who or what are we "protecting" all these nations from anyway? Why can't they protect themselves? And one poster made a great point about them paying us to be there. Why do we pay them for us to stay there? It is a very flawed foreign policy for sure.
     
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    It's all about justification for the military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned us against.
     
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