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David Vine

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David Vine

David Vine is assistant professor of anthropology at American University, in Washington, DC. He is the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton University Press, 2009). He has written for the New York Times, theWashington Post, the Guardian, and Mother Jones, among other places. He is currently completing a book about the more than 1,000 U.S. military bases located outside the United States.


News and Features

One US military base, decades of lies, and a crime that has never been faced or righted.

Congress is spending billions of dollars on bases in the Middle East, but what role do they really serve?

How the Pentagon is using your tax dollars to turn Italy into a launching pad for the wars of today and tomorrow.

America's foreign bases are more staggering than ever—and, with your tax dollars, an empire of private contractors is holding them down.

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

How the Pentagon is quietly transforming its overseas base empire and creating a dangerous new way of war.