"The unit of Empire in the classic European empires was the colony, the unit for the American empire is not the colony, it's the military base." Chalmers Johnson
There are over 700 American bases scattered across the globe in over 100 countries. There are 0 foreign bases in the USA. Obama's Defense Budget of 680 billion dollars is 30 billion more than Bush's last of 650.
"Bases are the Empire." Noam Chomsky
"Perpetual war for perpetual peace has been the American dream." Gore Vidal