Phi Beta Iota: This is one of the most brilliant capstone think pieces we have had an opportunity to embrace in recent years. The juxtapositions the author draws are of grand strategic importance. Three graphics below.
Phi Beta Iota: The USA needs to close all of its overseas bases without exception — they are they lily pads for Deep State trafficking in children, drugs, guns, gold, and dirty money — with the added benefit of bringing back to the USA millions of military support jobs now going to foreigners. The USA needs a home based military, a long-haul Air Force, and a 450 ship Navy optimized for small war and peace as well as homeland coastal integrity.
Steele, Robert, REINVENTING NATIONAL SECURITY: Grand Strategy, Global Reality, and the U.S. Army — Everything Our President Is Not Being Told (Trump Revolution 45) (Amazon CreateSpace, Earth Intelligence Network, November 2019).