He’s right that “world’s policeman” is not a viable role for the U.S. to play. Eventually, someone with a bigger brain and a smaller ego will pick up this message, run with it, and win big at the polls.
Let’s say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?
Even a conservative estimate of the true costs of garrisoning the globe comes to an annual total of about $170 billion–or maybe even more.
As we enter a new period of postwar downsizing, a new BRAC can achieve substantial savings that Congress professes to crave.
A delegation of politicians, lawyers, activists and students from Okinawa, Japan, will travel to Washington, DC, from January 21 to January 27 to advocate for the closure of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma.
One thing stands out when reflecting on the Iraq War: millions of people were right when they stood up to oppose it at its onset.
Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.
The case for shutting down not just the prison, but the military base where it sits.