US Military Bases in 120 countries worldwide

Kyrgyzstan's decision to close a strategic U.S. military base is "regrettable," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. So reads the headlines.

So how many Americans knew we had bases in Kyrgyzstan? For that matter, how many Americans even knew the country of Kyrgyzstan existed? Or care?

Did you know that Kyrgyzstan is actually only one of 120 countries where the U.S. has a total of 700 military bases, many of them in countries with cryptic names not unlike Kyrgyzstan?

As William Bonner and Addison Wiggin write in their book “Empire of Debt”:

“Today, the U.S. military divides the world into four regional commands, each given initials--PAC, EUR, CENT, and SOUTH. Each region has its own commander-in-chief (CINC), who is like a proconsul of the Roman Empire. American military bases--over 700 of them--can be found in 120 different countries, with strike forces ready to light out for almost any place on the planet at a moment's notice.”

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