fiscal cliff update.................From AllVoices
''The U.S. global empire of military bases has been a continuing aspect of U.S. hegemony since World War II. See this site.
"Global military bases have been a constant in U.S. foreign policy
since World War II. Currently, there are over seven hundred of them
worldwide, serving as home for over 2,500,000 military personnel . On
top of America’s permanent base structure, the U.S. Navy’s eleven
aircraft carriers can also be taken as impromptu military bases insofar
that they can be rapidly deployed to project American military power
anywhere in the world.''