David Vine

Author Bio

David Vine

David Vine is assistant professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, DC, the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton University Press, 2009), and a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus.

Content by this author

The Pentagon’s Italian Job

The Pentagon is increasingly turning to Italy as a launching pad for the wars of today and tomorrow alike.

The Cost of Occupying Planet Earth

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.

The Lily-Pad Strategy

Professor Vine addresses the status of American military bases, or "lily pads," which exist in every continent and the economic and political implications of continued global military dominance.
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