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How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats, and Military Regimes

here’s the strange thing: the critics generally ignored the far more substantial and long-standing bipartisan support U.S. presidents have offered these and dozens of other repressive regimes over the decades. After all, such autocratic countries share one striking thing in common. They are among at least 45 less-than-democratic nations and territories that today host scores of U.S. military bases, from ones the size of not-so-small American towns to tiny outposts. Together, these bases are homes to tens of thousands of U.S. troops.“This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.”

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