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Lily pads help military expand

Posted: Aug. 25, 2015 | Tags: military spending


Photo courtesy David Vine

Author and anthropologist David Vine documents the growing military presence in 80 countries and U.S. territories.

The Investigative Reporting Workshop showcases anthropologist and author David Vine’s book today in a new project, “The Lily Pad Strategy.” 

Vine, a professor at American University, has spent years documenting the growth and influence of the U.S. military worldwide. His latest book, "Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World" (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2015), shows the military’s increasing footprint across Asia and Africa. The Workshop’s Kelly Martin created more ...

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