The Philippines' decision 16 years ago to close down a US military base made history and marked a significant victory for anti-base campaigners. But backdoor deals have delivered the largest ever US military presence. Philippines illustrates the latest strategy of US imperialism to create agile, flexible forces to maintain dominance.
Wilbert van der Zeijden, Sarah Irving, Oscar Reyes
01 March 2007
The year is 2007 AD. The globe is entirely occupied by US soldiers... well not entirely! Hundreds of local, national and international campaigns are holding out against the global apparatus of foreign military bases.
Researchers from TNI and other institutions have mapped more than 800 bases onto google earth. Now you can for the first time see the global reach of foreign military bases from outer space and then zoom in close for aerial shots of key bases such as US base Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.