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7/16/12 David Vine

David Vine discusses the US’s “empire of bases” expansion into new areas in Africa and Asia; the “lily pad” strategy for maintaining global dominance with fewer troops and smaller (but more) bases; and the inglorious origin of the strategically critical US base at Diego Garcia.

Antiwar Radio: David Vine

David Vine, author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia, discusses the post-WWII origin of the Diego Garcia military base, how the native Chagossian population – descended from slaves and indentured servants from French colonial times – was forcibly relocated 1200 miles away to Mauritius, the numerous other incidents of displaced native populations in U.S. history and how Diego Garcia is becoming a hub for the U.S. empire’s global tentacles.