David Vine: A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

http://www.opednews.com/articles/David-Vine-A-Permanent-In-by-Tom-Engelhardt-American-Foreign-Policy_Barack-Obama_Foreign-Policy-Failure-Afghanistan_Military-141113-225.html

The sad irony is that any legitimate desire to maintain the free flow of regional oil to the global economy could be sustained through other far less expensive and deadly means. Maintaining scores of bases costing billions of dollars a year is unnecessary to protect oil supplies and ensure regional peace — especially in an era in which the United States gets only around 10% of its net oil and natural gas from the region.

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