The U.S. war “of” terror laid bare the unlimited ambitions of the U.S. to wage war unlimited by national boundaries or time, going to the “dark side” per Dick Cheney. The world was outraged, and we should never forget.
But the U.S. empire is maintained on the backbone of the world’s largest military, with truly a global imprint. This is what people living here largely don’t see. The global system of production is protected by a network of 876 identified U.S. bases, by secret operations, by the new forms of warfare including drone and cyber.
This is all important to know.
The US military is operating in more countries than we think
From Responsible Statecraft in WarCriminalsWatch.org: …For members of the public, the full extent of U.S. war-making is unknown. Investigative journalists and human rights advocates have cobbled together a rough picture of where the military has used force, but they rely on sources whose information is often incomplete, belated, or speculative…
From WorldBeyondWar.org: The United States of America, unlike any other nation, maintains a massive network of foreign military installations around the world… To explore this database, click on map markers or use the dashboard to make selections.
Exclusive: Inside the Secret World of US Commandos in Africa
From the Pulitzer Center: …Although U.S. commandos operate on the African continent with the agreement of host governments, ordinary Africans are rarely told about the full extent of U.S. activities — nor offered a say in how and why Americans operate in their countries. Even basic information, like the sweep and scope of deployments by elite U.S. troops and clandestine combat by American commandos on the continent, is mostly unreported across Africa…
From revcom.us: Each installment focuses on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day. For instance, 18 years ago: November 2004—War Crime Fallujah.