US Military Presence Throughout The World

Published May 10, 2012
Updated January 16, 2018

US Military Presence Map

What’s the cost of being free? With over 700 military bases in 130 countries throughout the globe, the United States military spending is greater than the military spending of China, Russia, Japan, India and the rest of NATO combined. And as the country drowns in debt, sources estimate that together, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost more than $150 billion a year. Imagine what the “city on the hill” could do if it invested that much money on domestic construction instead of international destruction.

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