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Uploaded on Dec 3, 2010
Does the average American know more about Lindsay Lohan or The Jersey Shore than the Iraq war? The United States military accounts for nearly half the defense spending in the entire world; it funds two wars along with hundreds of bases tactically positioned worldwide. Author David Vine says the impacts of war and the US military bases abroad are so far removed from US citizens, many times being kept secret, that people don't understand their impact.