TITLE

OVERSEAS BASES IN AMERICAN STRATEGY

AUTHOR(S)
Hoopes, Townsend
PUB. DATE
October 1958
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Oct58, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes the system of United States military bases overseas in the late 1950s. American forces are stationed in about 35 separate countries and territories. Slightly more than one million Americans, including military dependents and civilian employees, are involved in military activities overseas, and expenditures for the maintenance of these forces and installations are putting more than two billion dollars into local economies each year. The swift growth of the base system proceeded from the U.S. assumption of a progressively greater responsibility for the military and political security of the non-Communist world.
ACCESSION #
14751464

 

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