More on overseas bases, US global strategy, and the war in Iraq:
Mission Creep: Expert Dispatches
We asked Robert Kaplan and other top military thinkers to give their two cents on topics related to global Pentagon strategy. Here were their responses.
Is Perpetual War Our Future?
Drawing the wrong lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Andrew Bacevich
Iraq Base Makeover: "The Numbers Are Staggering"
As most of the media snoozed, the US spent billions building and upgrading its wartime megabases.
By Tom Engelhardt