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Withdrawing from Overseas Bases: Why a Forward-Deployed Military Posture is Unnecessary, Outdated, and Dangerous

  title={Withdrawing from Overseas Bases: Why a Forward-Deployed Military Posture is Unnecessary, Outdated, and Dangerous},
  author={Jack Glaser},
The United States maintains a veritable empire of military bases throughout the world — about 800 of them in more than 70 countries. This forward-deployed military posture incurs substantial costs and disadvantages, exposing the United States to vulnerabilities and unintended consequences. The strategic justifications for overseas bases — that they deter adversaries, reassure allies, and enable rapid deployment operations — have lost much of their value and relevance in the contemporary… Expand
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