The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network in the ACT presents:
Professor David Vine, Department of Anthropology, American University, Washington DC: The role of U.S. bases in the world
David Vine will discuss Australia's critical role in the global network of U.S. military bases, which now total an estimated 800 outside the United States. He will also discuss the role of U.S. bases in Australia and beyond in U.S.- led wars and the significance of this unprecedented network of bases for global peace and security.
The seminar will be of interest to humanists concerned about world peace, particularly in these times of the Korean crisis when Malcolm Turnbull is ready to join Australia to the US in any military action which might occur there. That situation is still critical as it seems the Americans are set on continuing war games in South Korea.
David Vine is the author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, August 2015) and Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton, 2009). David Vine’s work focuses on issues including U.S. foreign and military policy, military bases, forced displacement, and human rights.