USA’s Military Empire: A Visual Database

The United States of America maintains a massive network of foreign military installations covering the entire planet, dwarfing the scale of any other world power. How did this happen? Some of these physical installations are on land occupied as spoils of war, or are maintained through collaborations with authoritarian dictators and corrupt governments. In most cases, human beings are displaced for these military installations, often depriving people of farmland, adding huge amounts of pollution to local water systems and the air, and existing as an unwelcome presence.

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