U.S. Military Bases

Quick: How many U.S. military bases are scattered around the globe?

It’s doubtful that anyone outside the U.S. government knows. Comprehensive lists with details are hard to come by, since the nature of this information is sensitive and often classified. There’s also the matter of defining “base.” Are we including installations run by private contractors? What about isolated radar antenna sites and the so-called dark sites, secret sites where the U.S. government tortures people?

U.S. military personnel deployed in other countries don’t need bases at all. During pResident George W. Bush’s reign of terror, a new Africom program was created which saw U.S. military personnel assigned to almost every country in Africa.

Domestic Military Bases ˆ

All 50 states have at least one base. Most New England states have just one, while Wyoming has two. According to 24/7 Wall Street, the leaders include California (123), Texas (59), Florida (56) Virginia (51), Hawaii (49), and Alaska (47). While California appears to be leader of the pack, you have to sympathize with the Hawaiians who have nearly 50 bases squeezed into their tiny island paradise, which is at the same time apparently being recolonized by the Jews.

Foreign Installations ˆ

According to GlobalAffairs.org (“Where in the world are US military deployed?,”), nearly 172,000 active-duty U.S. military troops were scattered across 178 countries as of September 2022. Most were in Japan (53,973), Germany (35,781), and South Korea (25,372). These three countries also have the most U.S. military bases—120, 119, and 73, respectively.

It is commonly claimed that the U.S. has 300, 400, or more than 500 military bases in other countries. According to some sources, there are over 1,000 foreign sites with installations and facilities that are either in active use and service, or that may be activated and operated by American military personnel and allies. A comparison with China is mind boggling. The Chinese have a military base in Djibouti, Africa, along with roughly half a dozen sites that are commonly described as prospective bases.

The U.S. has been criticized for maintaining military installations in countries that have authoritarian or repressive governments. Of course, the U.S. itself is authoritarian and repressive; one of the most striking complaints about U.S. personnel stationed abroad is spelled R-A-P-E.

Among the most controversial U.S. installations are sites in the Middle East, Niger (Africa), Cuba, Guam, Okinawa, and the Philippines.

Why are there several U.S. military installations in Iraq, the country we brutally raped under George W. Bush? And why are there U.S. bases in Syria? It is commonly claimed that U.S. troops are simply stationed in Syria for the purpose of stealing their fossil fuel resources.

It’s more logical to find U.S. military installations in America’s fair-weather ally, Israel. Israel’s Dimona Radar Facility is owned and operated by the U.S., a reminder that the U.S. government is encouraging U.S. citizens to take up arms and help the Jews carry out their genocide in Gaza.

The revolutionary government in Niger recently made headlines when it sought to shut down a U.S. military base(s) on its soil. There were reports that were confusing and contradictory, but it sounds like the U.S. has either left or is on the way out.

How could the U.S. have a military base in Cuba? Guantanamo Bay (aka Gitmo) has been leased to the U.S. as a coaling station and naval base since 1903, fmaking it the oldest overseas U.S. naval base.

Since taking power in 1959, the Cuban communist government has consistently protested against the U.S. presence on Cuban soil, arguing that the base “was imposed on Cuba by force” and is “illegal under international law.” Adding insult to injury, Gitmo may be the world’s most famous torture center.

The islands of Guam and Okinawa are subtropical paradises whose residents have long been tired of sharing their communities with the U.S. military. Both have been rocked by U.S. military personnel who moonlight as rapists. However, U.S. grunts who rape schoolgirls are commonly rescued from justice by Uncle Sam.

Filipinos have long been accustomed to Americans’ sexual perversions. The former U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, in particular, became widely associated with rape and sexual degradation. A national backlash contributed to the eviction o U.S. troops. After being colonized by the Spanish, then the Americans, then invaded by the Japanese, the Philippines was finally free!

Alas, the respite was all too brief. The U.S. exploited rising tensions with China to persuade the government of the Philippines to allow the creation of nine new U.S. military installations. Many citizens oppose the bases, fearing they will only draw them into a war the U.S. will fight to the last Filipino.

In the meantime, there are reportedly U.S. military personnel stationed not only in Taiwan but on some smaller islands it controls that lie just off the coast of mainland China. The most notorious is probably Kinmen, which is about six miles from the mainland. The U.S. is clearly trying to provoke a war.

If you want to learn more about the United States’ galaxy of military bases, one reference you might find useful is MyBaseGuide.

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The table lists countries that have U.S. military bases.

U.S. Bases ˆ
Country Region
Belgium Europe
Estonia Europe
Germany Europe
Greece Europe
Italy Europe
Lithuania Europe
Netherlands Europe
Poland Europe
Portugal Europe
Romania Europe
Spain Europe
United Kingdom Europe
Japan Asia
Singapore Asia
South Korea Asia
Cameroon Africa
Djibouti Africa
Kenya Africa
Niger Africa
Somalia Africa
Bahrain Middle East
Iraq Middle East
Israel Middle East
Jordan Middle East
Kuwait Middle East
Qatar Middle East
Saudi Arabia Middle East
Syria Middle East
Turkey Middle East
United Arab Emirates Middle East
Canada North America
Greenland North America
Honduras North America
Bahamas, The Caribbean
Cuba Caribbean
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Australia Pacific Ocean
Iceland Atlantic Ocean
British Indian Ocean Territory Indian Ocean

The table below lists countries with no U.S. military bases.

No U.S. Bases ˆ
Country Region
Albania Europe
Andorra Europe
Austria Europe
Belarus Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe
Bulgaria Europe
Croatia Europe
Czechia Europe
Denmark Europe
Finland Europe
France Europe
Hungary Europe
Ireland Europe
Latvia Europe
Liechtenstein Europe
Luxembourg Europe
Malta Europe
Moldova Europe
Monaco Europe
Montenegro Europe
North Macedonia Europe
Norway Europe
Russia Europe
San Marino Europe
Serbia Europe
Slovakia Europe
Slovenia Europe
Sweden Europe
Switzerland Europe
Ukraine Europe
England Europe
Northern Ireland Europe
Scotland Europe
Wales Europe
Vatican City Europe
Afghanistan Asia
Armenia Asia
Azerbaijan Asia
Bangladesh Asia
Bhutan Asia
Brunei Asia
Cambodia Asia
China Asia
Hong Kong Asia
Macau Asia
Taiwan Asia
East Timor Asia
Georgia Asia
India Asia
Indonesia Asia
Iran Asia
Kazakhstan Asia
Kyrgyzstan Asia
Laos Asia
Malaysia Asia
Mongolia Asia
Myanmar Asia
Nepal Asia
North Korea Asia
Pakistan Asia
Philippines Asia
Sri Lanka Asia
Tajikistan Asia
Thailand Asia
Turkmenistan Asia
Uzbekistan Asia
Vietnam Asia
Algeria Africa
Angola Africa
Benin Africa
Botswana Africa
Burkina Faso Africa
Burundi Africa
Cape Verde Africa
Central African Republic Africa
Chad Africa
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Africa
Congo, Republic of the Africa
Egypt Africa
Equatorial Guinea Africa
Eritrea Africa
Eswatini Africa
Ethiopia Africa
Gabon Africa
Gambia, The Africa
Ghana Africa
Guinea Africa
Guinea-Bissau Africa
Ivory Coast Africa
Lesotho Africa
Liberia Africa
Libya Africa
Malawi Africa
Mali Africa
Mauritania Africa
Morocco Africa
Mozambique Africa
Namibia Africa
Nigeria Africa
Rwanda Africa
Sao Tome and Principe Africa
Senegal Africa
Sierra Leone Africa
South Africa Africa
South Sudan Africa
Sudan Africa
Tanzania Africa
Togo Africa
Tunisia Africa
Uganda Africa
Zambia Africa
Zimbabwe Africa
Cyprus Middle East
Lebanon Middle East
Oman Middle East
Palestine Middle East
Yemen Middle East
Belize North America
Costa Rica North America
El Salvador North America
Guatemala North America
Mexico North America
Nicaragua North America
Panama North America
United States North America
Argentina South America
Bolivia South America
Brazil South America
Chile South America
Colombia South America
Ecuador South America
French Guiana South America
Guyana South America
Paraguay South America
Peru South America
Suriname South America
Uruguay South America
Venezuela South America
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Barbados Caribbean
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean
Grenada Caribbean
Haiti Caribbean
Jamaica Caribbean
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean
Saint Lucia Caribbean
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean
Cook Islands Pacific Ocean
Fiji Pacific Ocean
Kiribati Pacific Ocean
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean
Micronesia Pacific Ocean
Nauru Pacific Ocean
New Zealand Pacific Ocean
Niue Pacific Ocean
Palau Pacific Ocean
Papua New Guinea Pacific Ocean
Samoa Pacific Ocean
Solomon Islands Pacific Ocean
Tonga Pacific Ocean
Tuvalu Pacific Ocean
Vanuatu Pacific Ocean
Comoros Indian Ocean
Madagascar Indian Ocean
Maldives Indian Ocean
Mauritius Indian Ocean
Seychelles Indian Ocean
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