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The US' Overseas Military Base Strategy

2019-08-27 49,274 1,241 2,234,695 YouTube

To learn more about Brilliant, go to http://brilliant.org/wendover and sign up for free The first 200 people that go to that link will also get 20% off the annual Premium subscription. Listen to Extremities at http://ExtremitiesPodcast.com Subscribe to Half as Interesting (The other channel from Wendover Productions): https://www.youtube.com/halfasinteresting Get the Wendover Productions t-shirt: https://standard.tv/collections/wendover-productions/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Instagram: http://Instagram.com/sam.from.wendover Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Sponsorship Enquiries: wendover@standard.tv Other emails: sam@wendover.productions Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Animation by Josh Sherrington Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster Music by http://epidemicsound.com Select footage courtesy the AP Archive References: [1] https://www.acq.osd.mil/eie/Downloads/BSI/Base%20Structure%20Report%20FY18.pdf [2] https://theintercept.com/2018/02/18/niger-air-base-201-africom-drones/ [3] https://theintercept.imgix.net/wp-uploads/sites/1/2018/11/AFRICOM-bases-1543529943.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90&w=1000&h=748 [4] https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/installations/camp_lemonnier_djibouti.html [5] https://web.archive.org/web/20070204141322/http://www.eucom.mil/english/Transformation/Transform_Blue.asp [6] https://prospect.org/article/cooperative-security-locations [7] https://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Doctrine/pubs/jp4_04.pdf?ver=2019-03-12-145838-887 [8] https://www.army.mil/article/187679/isolated_from_us_military_small_army_post_looks_to_rid_terrorism_in_west_africa [9] https://theintercept.com/2016/02/25/us-extends-drone-war-deeper-into-africa-with-secretive-base/ [10] https://dra.american.edu/islandora/object/auislandora:70442 [11] https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015002527961&view=1up&seq=251 [12] https://www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/569th-u-s-forces-police-squadron-polizei-model-american-german-partnership/ [13] https://86fss.com/force-support/ramstein-education-center/ [14] https://www.thenation.com/article/the-most-important-us-air-force-base-youve-never-heard-of/ [15] https://web.archive.org/web/20190823165306/https://www.facebook.com/139447339417453/photos/a.520376704657846/2865110273517799/?type=3&theater [16] https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/ramstein-base-in-germany-a-key-center-in-us-drone-war-a-1029279.html [17] https://books.google.com/books?id=KEqXR9fh-p4C&pg=PA426&lpg=PA426&dq=%22the+ability+of+a+nation+to+apply+all+or+some+of+its+elements+of+national+power%22&source=bl&ots=cCHv0utgGQ&sig=ACfU3U3fYC9k0yfnZ61X-Hl9AuqcZkzatQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjppPjb7ZvkAhVNRa0KHeFEBwUQ6AEwBXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22the%20ability%20of%20a%20nation%20to%20apply%20all%20or%20some%20of%20its%20elements%20of%20national%20power%22&f=false [18] https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-19-204sp [19] https://www.basenation.us/uploads/5/7/1/7/57170837/9190780_orig.png [20] http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/8/24/70-years-after-the-war-okinawa-protests-new-us-military-base.html [21] https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/10/27/national/okinawa-sees-path-economic-independence-without-u-s-bases/#.XWAn_y2ZNp8 [22] https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/06/06/why-the-us-shouldnt-build-more-foreign-bases/