This Map Shows Where in the World the U.S. Military Is Combatting Terrorism
January 11, 2019 at 5:13 PM - Views: 66 #11212leftcoast mountainsParticipant
- Total Posts: 6,193
Stephanie Savell and 5W Infographics
This map is the most comprehensive depiction in civilian circles of U.S. military and government antiterrorist actions overseas in the past two years. To develop it, my colleagues and I at Brown University’s Costs of War Project at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, along with Smithsonian magazine, combed through U.S. and foreign government sources, published and unpublished reports, military websites and geographical databases; we contacted foreign embassies in the U.S. and the military’s United States Africa Command; and we conducted interviews with journalists, academics and others. We found that, contrary to what most Americans believe, the war on terror is not winding down—it has spread to more than 40 percent of the world’s countries. The war isn’t being waged by the military alone, which has spent $1.9 trillion fighting terrorism since 2001. The State Department has spent $127 billion in the last 17 years to train police, military and border patrol agents in many countries and to develop antiterrorism education programs, among other activities.
vote for nobody
January 11, 2019 at 5:55 PM #11216elias39Participant
- Total Posts: 5,325
Aren’t they called ‘sanitation engineering encampments’?
January 12, 2019 at 11:31 AM #11478incognitoParticipant
- Total Posts: 4,574
I didn’t see Flint, MI on the map. The MIC recently held unannounced war games in Flint.
Coming to a neighborhood near you.
That map pretty much tells us why this country has gone to hell.
January 12, 2019 at 12:05 PM #11490retired liberalParticipant
- Total Posts: 5,107
How often are our military the actual terrorists in the foreign areas we invade?
Why is it, the more we “fight terrorism” the more terrorists we make? We must be doing something wrong here.
Yet we keep expanding our so-called war on terrorism, with the excuse of fighting terrorism. And around and around we go.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..
January 12, 2019 at 5:06 PM #11633Joe ShlabotnikParticipant
- Total Posts: 1,611
Fighting terrorism my A S S. Gunboat diplomacy for the sake of empire, influence, dominance in the name of profit more like it.
~ All good things are Wild and Free ~
January 12, 2019 at 9:15 PM #11741HalfCentury ManParticipant
- Total Posts: 862
Considering our track record for the last 2 decades, shouldn’t a more realistic discription be
WE FORGE TERRORISM.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy: 13 March 1962.
January 12, 2019 at 10:04 PM #11746RexParticipant
- Total Posts: 154
The Imperial Plutocratic States push their continual war for profit. Other countries agree, conflict creates cash!
Pragmitiliristic!!! We need a new plan.
A collapse of cultures and PNAC have destroyed most of the ME and made Stock Exchanges around the world go up, up and up!
Nobody eats, we all starve ourselves so we can look like the people on the magazine covers, consumunissm is in the air!
We all fight on as the band plays, because not doing so means peace on Earth.
We have another Christmas to think about!
Forcing people to work without pay is akin to slavery.
January 12, 2019 at 10:44 PM #11761sonofspy777Participant
- Total Posts: 6,358
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.