Are U.S. military bases abroad bringing more harm than good?

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A view of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, near the city of Olongapo, in the Philippines. Service Depicted: Navy Camera Operator: PHC LARRY FOSTER - ID:DN-ST-82-01682 / National Archive# NN33300514 2005-06-30

By Rob Lorei

Today on Radioactivity, we talk about the network of American military bases that span the globe. Host Rob Lorei speaks with David Vine, Anthropology Professor at American University and Author of Base Nation:How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, which uncovers the financial and human cost of these bases. Vine says there are over 800 bases all over the world that cost billions of dollars to runs and have in several instances displaced native inhabitants. He also says while the bases are meant to be the backbone for American foreign policy, their presence can spur anti-American sentiment and radicalization in some countries.

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