Posts Tagged: U.S. Military Bases
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."
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?
What if world leaders, starting with the U.S., took seriously Pope Francis' call to treat global crises as moral issues?
Washington and Tokyo remain committed to growing the U.S. military footprint on the island of Okinawa — whether Okinawans like it or not.
Time to cull the herd: America's sprawling global footprint encourages military confrontation, makes host countries into targets, and costs taxpayers a fortune.
U.S. foreign policy is dangerous, undemocratic, and deeply out of sync with real global challenges. Is continuous war inevitable, or can we change course?
The U.S. military sits at the center of a dispute that's plagued the peaceful island of Okinawa for decades.
Last month, the citizens of Okinawa awarded a landslide victory to a governor who wants U.S. troops off the pristine island.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.