posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 11:29 AM
Here's some things you Ron Paulites need to understand:
1) 90% of "overseas bases" are really little more than a handful of US Marines on embassy guard duties. The Italian Embassy in Washington DC has an
Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police detachment stationed there. I also know that the British Army's Royal Military Police, the French Gendarmerie
Nationale, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police also have overseas embassy guard detachments so it's hardly unique to the United States.
2) Many of these "overseas bases" are US Army Special Forces training teams who were INVITED by the host nation. These are small groups of a
dozen guys each ... as good as they are a dozen Green Berets can't take over a whole country. They are there to train with the host nation's
military, share special forces secrets (ex. tactical methods), and in some cases to advise them on counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, etc.
3) The only countries with NON-COMBAT US military deployments of over 1,000 personnel are: the UK (including Diego Garcia, Bermuda, Gibraltar, and St.
Helena & Ascension Island), Germany, Japan, and South Korea. It's really not that unusual, the German Air Force does alot of training here in the
United States (hollomon AFB in New Mexico), the British Army conducts armored warfare training in Canada, arctic warfare training in Norway, and
jungle warfare training in Belize.