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.

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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.

Smearing Japan

A State Department official resigned after describing Okinawans as "extortionists" and "lazy." Here's the story behind the story.
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