Mission Creep Bush and Rumsfeld may be history, but America's new global footprint lives on. America's Unwelcome Advances The Pentagon's foreign overtures are running into a world of public opposition. US Troops Retake the Dragon's Lair Filipinos thought they'd sent the GIs packing, but the Pentagon found a way in through the back door. Homesick for Camp Justice Exiled to make way for a US military base, the islanders of Diego Garcia
have convinced the British courts of their right to return. But the UK is
fighting tooth and nail to keep them from coming back. How to Stay in Iraq for 1,000 Years Is there a way for U.S. negotiators to finagle permanent bases without permission from Congress? Yep. It's called a SOFA. What Permanent Iraq Presence? What the Beltway crowd said way back when about how long we'd be in Baghdad. Brzezinski Talks Bases The former national security adviser on the Bush Pentagon's spending binge: "Do we really need that for our security?" The Empire Strikes Out Soldier-scholar Andrew Bacevich on his blockbuster book, a less-costly Afghanistan strategy, and why it doesn't really matter who's president. My Bases Are Bigger Than Your Country Our roundup of the Pentagon's latest basing stats—plus a few we dug up ourselves. Mission Creep: Military Dispatches As part of our special investigation "Mission Creep: US Military Presence Worldwide," we asked a host of military thinkers to contribute their two cents on topics relating to global Pentagon strategy. Their responses will be archived below after publication on motherjones.com. More From the Experts Additional articles on the Pentagon's overseas strategy, plus a series of related dispatches from more than a dozen US military thinkers and authors. About This Package Who participated, and how you can, too.