American Soldiers Overseas: The Global Military Presence by Anni Baker

By Anni Baker

Over the previous 60 years, the U.S. military have created an internet of army bases around the globe, from Australia to Iceland to Saudi Arabia. this can be the element of army provider that almost all of infantrymen comprehend and keep in mind. interplay among U.S. body of workers and native populations is nearly a given, and it really is inevitable that the yankee and host groups will effect one another in several methods. This booklet seems on the historical past and influence of yankee army groups in a foreign country. It discusses how U.S. bases affected financial and political existence within the host groups, how host societies form the profile and actions of army groups, and what occurs whilst family members holiday down.

Through case experiences of groups all over the world, Baker exhibits that the U.S. military have had an incredibly huge effect either optimistic and adverse at the affairs of many (but no longer all) host societies, together with monetary revitalization, cultural swap, and, occasionally, tragic social outcomes. In now not a number of instances, the U.S. army presence has develop into politically debatable on a countrywide point. nevertheless, many host international locations have effectively circumscribed the actions of army groups, rendering their almost certainly disruptive presence nearly invisible.

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