(August 2012) The U.S. now has over 1,000 military bases around the world, and is adding more. Called the Lily Pad Strategy, proliferation of small bases forward-deploys runways, weapons, and small numbers of troops all over the world, to protect American interests (Google Lily Pad Strategy). Anticipating future wars for oil in Africa and to counter China¹s growing influence, the ³often-secretive² bases supply money to the local economies, and give the U.S. the ability to strike anywhere in the world. ‘Military planners see a future of endless small-scale interventions?’ World peace will require a different strategy.
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