American military bases outside of the US

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  1. Feb 19, 2008
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    Mihajlovic Its Baltic!

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    I knew they have loads of them all around the world but I never imagined they would have that many:


    ARMY CAMPS

    Armstrong Army Heliport, Buedingen, Hessen, Germany
    Brasschaat Army Airfield, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Bucholz Army Airfield, Kwajalein Atoll, Kiribati, Marshall Islands
    Camp Able-Sentry, Macedonia, Skopje
    Camp Bondsteel (Army), Kosovo, Urosevac, Serbia
    Camp Comanche, Bosnia-Herzegowina
    Camp Doha, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Camp Eagle (Army), Wonju, Korea
    Camp Gary Owen (Army), Munsan, Korea
    Camp Henry (Army), Taegu, Korea
    Camp Monteith, Kosovo, Gnjilane, Serbia
    Camp Page (Army), Chunchon, Korea
    Camp Udairi, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Camp Walker (Army), Taegu, Korea
    Cochran Army Airfield, Camp Stanley (Uijongbu), Korea
    Coleman Army Airfield, Mannheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
    Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) - Hohenfels AAF, Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
    Conn Barracks (AHP Schweinfurt), Schweinfurt, Bayern, Germany
    Fort Kobbe (Army), Colon, Panama
    Hanau Army Airfield, Hanau, Hessen, Germany
    Heidelberg Army Airfield, Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
    Hohenfels Army Airfield, Hohenfels (Regensburg), Bayern, Germany
    Kastner Army Airfield, Camp Zama, Japan
    Katterbach Barracks Army Airfield, Ansbach, Bayern, Germany
    Mayaguana Army Airfield, Mayaguana, Bahamas
    Patton Barracks (AAF Heidelberg), Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
    Schweinfurt Army Heliport, Schweinfurt, Bayern, Germany
    Storck Barracks Army Airfield, Illesheim, Bayern, Germany
    Stuttgart Army Airfield, Stuttgart-Echterdingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
    Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Hessen, Germany


    AIR FORCE BASES

    Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait
    Akrotiri Royal Air Force Base, Akrotiri, Cyprus
    Al Dhafra Air Base, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Al Udeid Air Base, Al Udeid, Qatar
    Alconbury Royal Air Force Base, Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire), UK
    Ali Air Base, Nasiriyah, Iraq
    Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait
    Andersen Air Base, Yigo, Guam
    Aviano Air Base, Aviano, Pordenone, Italy
    Bagram Air Base, Parvan, Charikar, Afghanistan
    Balad Air Base, Balad, Iraq
    Bitburg Air Base, Bitburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    Camp Adder (Ali Air Base), Nasiriyah, Iraq
    Camp Anaconda (Balad Air Base), Balad, Iraq
    Cha Shan Air Base, Hualien, Taiwan
    Cheong Ju Air Base, Cheong Ju, Korea
    Clark Air Base, Balibago (Luzon), Philippines
    Croughton Royal Air Force Base, UK
    Diego Garcia (Air Force), Diego Garcia, BIOT
    Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    Eloy Alfaro Air Base, Manta, Ecuador
    Eskan Village Air Base, Saudi Arabia
    Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Fairford (Gloucestershire), UK
    Feltwell Royal Air Force Base, Thetford (Norfolk), UK
    Ganci Air Base (Manas Intl. Airport), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Geilenkirchen Air Base (NATO), Geilenkirchen, NRW, Germany
    Ghedi Air Base, Vicenza, Italy
    Greenham Common Royal Air Force Base, Greenham (Newbury), UK
    Hahn Air Base, Hahn, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    Howard Air Base, Panama City, Panama
    Hualien Air Base (Cha Shan), Hualien, Taiwan
    Incirlik Air Base, Adana, Turkey
    Istres Air Base, Istres, France
    Izmir Air Base, Izmir, Turkey
    Kadena Air Base, Kadena, Okinawa, Japan
    Kandahar Air Base, Kandahar, Afghanistan
    Kapaun Air Station (KNCOA), Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    Khanabad Air Base, Khanabad, Uzbekistan
    Khost Airbase, Paktia, Khost, Afghanistan
    Kimhae Air Base, Pusan, Korea
    King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    King Fahd Air Base, Taif, Saudi Arabia
    King Khalid Air Base, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia
    Kunsan Air Base, Kunsan City, Korea
    Lajes Field Air Base, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
    Lakenheath Royal Air Force Base, Lakenheath (Suffolk), UK
    Mazar-e-Sharif Airbase, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
    Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base, Mildenhall (Suffolk), UK
    Misawa Air Base, Misawa, Honshu, Japan
    Molesworth Royal Air Force Base, Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire), UK
    Moron Air Base, Sevilla, Spain
    Osan Air Base, Osan, Korea
    Paya Lebar Air Base, Sembawang, Singapore
    Ramstein Air Base, Ramstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    Rhein-Main Air Base, Frankfurt/Main, Hessen, Germany
    Richmond Royal Australian Air Force Base, Australia
    Riyadh Air Base, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    San Vito dei Normanni Air Station, Brindisi, Italy
    Sembach Air Base, Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    Seoul Air Base (K-16), Seoul, Korea
    Soesterberg Air Base, Soesterberg, Netherlands
    Sola Sea Air Base, Norway
    Soto Cano Air Base (Camp Picket), Comayagua, Honduras
    Spangdahlem Air Base, Spangdahlem, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    Stavanger Air Base, Stavanger, Norway
    Suwon Air Base, Seoul, Korea
    Taegu Air Base (K-2), Taegu, Korea
    Tallil Air Base, Nasiriyah, Iraq
    Taszar Air Base, Pecs, Hungary
    Thule Air Base, Thule, Greenland, Denmark
    Torrejon Air Base, Torrejon, Spain
    Upper Heyford Royal Air Force Base,
    Upwood Royal Air Force Base, Ramsey (Cambridgeshire), UK
    Woomera Air Station, Woomera, Australia
    Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan
    Zweibruecken Air Base, Zweibruecken, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany


    NAVAL BASES AND STATIONS

    Andreos Island Naval Air Station, Bahamas
    Munoz Air National Guard Base, San Juan (IAP), Puerto Rico
    Borinquen Coast Guard Air Station, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    Futenma Marine Corps Air Station, Okinawa, Japan
    Keflavik Naval Air Station, Reykjanes, Iceland
    Guantanamo Bay Naval Air Station, Cuba
    Cubi Point Naval Air Station (Subic Bay), Olongapo City, Philippines
    Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Sagamino, Honshu, Japan
    Guam Naval Base, Guam
    La Maddalena Naval Support Activity, Sardinia, La Maddalena, Italy
    Lajes Field Naval Air Station, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
    Naples Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy
    Yokosuka Naval Station, Yokohama, Honshu, Japan
    Subic Bay Naval Base, Olongapo City (Luzon), Philippines
    Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station, Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Rota Naval Air Station, Rota, Spain
    Sigonella Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, Italy
    Souda Bay Naval Support Activity, Chania (Crete), Greece
  2. Feb 19, 2008
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    The Hairdryer Crikey that stung

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    Mihajlovic Its Baltic!

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    So that would be 3 all together in Australia.

    I never knew they have a base even in Norway!
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    Raoul Administrator

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    A good number on that list are likely closed now.
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    Kristjan Retired Dictator

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    Yeah, the Keflavik base is closed
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    Mihajlovic Its Baltic!

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    Have most of those bases been established after WW2?

    Camp Monteith in Serbia has been closed as well..
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    Raoul Administrator

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    It looks like the list focuses on every base the U.S. has had a presence on since WW2. Only a small fraction of the names are still being used.
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    Fuengirola Red Banned

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    And I bet theres a McDonalds in every single one of them
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    There will be Anti-missile Shield site in Poland, soon.
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    Fuengirola Red Banned

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    Its to late their all working in Britain ,so it would be a waste of money
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Sounds good for me.

    On the other hand, it would defend not only Poland but neighbours, too.
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    Are you saying that their global presence is less? That list looks frightening, like they have their greedy dangerous paws seeped into every crevice on the planet.
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    Frosty Logical and sensible but turns women gay

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    I take it you are opposed to US foreign policy then?
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    Who isn't! You?
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    Frosty Logical and sensible but turns women gay

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    There is an awful lot of US foreign policy to be fair. Some of it is sound, some poorly thought out, a lot like every country's foreign policy.
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    Mihajlovic Its Baltic!

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    And some of it is straight out criminal!
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    Frosty Logical and sensible but turns women gay

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    Which bits?
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    Didn't Rumsfeld when he was in office, announce that a fair few of the German bases were to be closed?

    And also at sume of those listed they are but guests, or is to say that they are not first and foremsot US bases e.g. Akrotiri in Cyprus

    Although there is to be a new one established in Italy if i remember right, i'm sure there was some controversy surrounding the approval of it early last year.
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    Mihajlovic Its Baltic!

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    Well first of all, obviously, I have to mention the bombing of my country where they killed around 2000 civilians of all ethnic groups, including hospital personel, TV/Radio stations workers and 3 Chinese when a bomb 'accidentally' hit thei embassy in Belgrade.

    But even if everything concerning Serbia is a bit too much for the ordinary folk, let me give you an example from Macedonia. A couple of years ago the terrorist organisation KLA, which was financed, instructed and armed by the US Army, started messing around with the Macedonian police, and after awhile, when it was clear that they are going to lose this battle, the US government intervened, sent busses to evacuate and rescue the KLA terrorists together with, I believe, 15 US Army instructors who otherwise would have been cought by the Macedonian police!! They even took all their weapons back with them. It's one of these episodes most people probably dont even remember but the world is full of them. And it's not a secret really.

    So this is what I call criminal and it's happening with the full knowledge of the US government, it's sick and dirty and yet they can do it. Wherever and whenever they wish.
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    Published on Thursday, January 15, 2004

    http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0115-08.htm
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    I would imagine that the assassination of Lumumba (democratically elected) could be questioned.

    Allende's murder (also an 11th of September) and other aspects of the jaunt in Chile might be worth mentioning.

    Perhaps the fun and games with the Contras in the '80's?
    Again a democratically elected government.

    Some of the shenanigans in Guetamala and El Salvador?

    Like all empires, America's foreign policy is primarily about America's interests.
    Unfortunately when these clash with the "sovereign" interests of other small countries, it can lead to tragedy, torture, murder, war.

    It's not all bad - but it sure as hell ain't all good.
    Repressive regimes have been jacked up, armed and financed for decades - "he's a dictator BUT he's our dictator" has been the approach often favoured.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    the bases in the Philippines have closed too.
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    Fuengirola Red Banned

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    that shield will kick start another arms race and a new cold war , Bush is an Idiot !
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Putin thinks that way, too.
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    Mihajlovic Its Baltic!

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    Since a few posters mentioned the closing down of several bases, could that be one of the signs that the US has simply overstreched (like the Roman Empire before their decline) and cant finance it any more, or are the just regrouping? I guess the reasons would vary from base to base probably.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    in the case of the Philippines it was the Filipino people that decided they didn't want the bases anymore. This was shortly after the US had spent a boatload of money fixing up Clark AFB after the Mt Pinatubo volcano eruption.

    The US bases inject millions, if not billions, into the host countries coffers so some countries vie for them. It's not suprising if Poland and other eastern European countries go chasing after them, hence imo, their support for the US in Iraq, etc.
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    US gov't has been closing installation for years... that list was considerably longer in the 60s-70s-80s-90s... list gets shorter every decade. Part of it is downsizing, part is consolidation, part is the us of Air Space and technology now days which limits the need for infantry. There are other factors too (i.e. funding).

    I don't see a reason to still have installations in Korea. Perhaps others may see the benefit. Suppose it's to keep North Korea from harassing South Korea. Possibly deters China from acting up as well knowing US action could be taken within a couple hours.
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    Think the gov't prefers contracts with Burger King but I'm sure there are some McDonald's overseas. I've seen Taco Bells too. And of course there is the gov't ripoffs like Robin Hood (Subway), Taco John's (Taco Bell), O'Charley's (hmmm... not sure what that is a ripoff of, they sell grilled sandwiches/hoagies), Anthony's Pizza (Pizza Hut). There's also contracts awarded to local vendors and/or independent setups operated by the base services division. For instance, we have a base dining facility for military and one for all personnel, then there is a pizza depot, used to have a Japanese restaurant (which wasn't that good to be honest). Also have a Church's Chicken as part of the Class Six (liquor store).
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    If I may offer a word,

    We (the US) probably have the smallest ratio of foreign bases to concentration/prison/internment camps of any empire ever to fill its grubby hands with the loot of the world. So we have that going for us.

    I wonder what the world would be like if the USSR/Serbia/China had that many foreign bases. Probably no McDonalds for one.

    For the most evil of places in the world, we sure do seem to have a pretty imbalanced stream of incoming dreamers vs. outgoing exiles. The fence on our border is to keep people out after all.
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    Point being: Our foreign policy isn't going to please everyone nor has it always been "right." Doesn't necessarily mean the alternatives were/are better.

    In the case of Kosovo, for instance, we are either going to piss off people like Mijhavlic (sp?), or we are going to piss off some ethnic Albanians/Muslims. We pick and choose. Try to spread the hate around.
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    That's a quite funny point of view. Its quite obvious that we would be living in a totalitarian world if not for what the U.S. did during the cold war, and more recently in combating Islamic extremism.
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    I agree except on the Cold War. The idea that the Soviets were seeking to subvert the planet was an invention of the CIA. Fear mongering in short. The immediate threat of totalitarianism was WW2 either Nazism or Soviet Communism (for Europe and Asia).

    After that it was all posturing and sphere of influence proxy wars. The Soviets were convinced the Americans were going to invade and eradicate them and vice versa.
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    My POV, The US has done a lot of great things, since 2001 they have been a little overzealous especially in regards to Iraq, which exactly kept Iran in check just by being mid range power right on it's border. But tbf the attack on 9/11 is the most severe attack the US has suffered in centuries(since our buds from Britain LOL), even more devastating than Pearl Harbor (which wasnt even a state at the time), they took down two of the tallest and probably most important buildings in the county on live tv, I even had a cousin die that day. All I can say now is that the sleeping giant has awoken once again and they are after terrorist, especially Islamist, they don't care where you are the government seems to want, which is why they are pissed about Iraq since there are few terrorist links
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Yeah, George Kennan spelled this out after WWII when he talked about the disparity in wealth between the US and others. "To maintain this position of disparity ... we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming.... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standard and democratization."
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    Soft power will achieve more US foreign policy goals than having troops based wherever.
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    They did a great job in world wars 1 and 2, their approach to the cold war was ultimately effective, but they haven't figured out how to deal with muslim extremism because the problem is not military any more.
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    Was it the Kelly Baracks??

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