The National Post’s Richard Johnson takes a look at the scale of America’s military bases across the globe. This is a huge graphic, you’ll have to click it more than once to get it big enough to read. There is a lot to learn from reading and studying it. It reminds me of the vampire squid.
Full-spectrum dominance means the ability of U.S. forces, operating alone or with allies, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the range of military operations (link)
And from The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War by Prof. Peter Dale Scott:
” … the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.”
I have published the following graphics before, but they are worth contemplating in view of the information above.
Who really spends the most on their armed forces?
The following graphics are by David McCandless. The originals are at The Guardian DataBlog.
Bases occupy the seas as well as the continents. The following is also a very large graphic picturing a lot of information.
You can read more about what is going on at Seabase Diplomacy.
You can view pictures of seabasing in action around the coasts of Africa at AFRICOM Along the Coasts and In the Creeks.
Full Spectrum Dominance, read what it means in the US, Africa, and globally.