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David Vine

David Vine

David Vine is associate professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. His latest book, "Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World," is part of the American Empire Project (Metropolitan Books). He is also the author of "Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia." He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and Mother Jones, among other publications. 

Articles by this author

 

The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Displaced 37 Million People

Here’s why we used the numbers we did — and what they can and can’t tell us.

David Vine ·


Reckoning With the Costs of War: It's Time to Take Responsibility

As the new Costs of War report and 3.1 million deaths should remind us, part of our responsibility must be to repair some of the immeasurable damage done and to ensure that wars like these never happen again.  

David Vine ·


US Imperialism Loves Autocrats

How U.S. military bases back dictators, autocrats, and military regimes

David Vine ·



America’s Global Military Bases Actually Undermine National Security. Here’s How.

Time to cull the herd: America's sprawling global footprint encourages military confrontation, makes host countries into targets, and costs taxpayers a fortune.

David Vine ·




A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 years of building US bases and sowing disaster in the Middle East

David Vine ·

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