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-- General Douglas MacArthur

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Should we be continuing to close U.S. military bases in light of current conflicts?

Yes21 %21 %21 % 21.90 % (23)
No73 %73 %73 % 73.33 % (77)
I do not know2 %2 %2 % 2.86 % (3)
I have no opinion0 %0 %0 % 0.95 % (1)
Other, please list in comments0 %0 %0 % 0.95 % (1)

Total votes: 105
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Re: Should we be continuing to close U.S. military bases in
by Anonymous
on Jan 17, 2005
Why have lots of bases in Germany when their politics are anti-US? The is no longer a threat posed by the USSR. Move a base or two to an Eastern Europian country, one of the ones who love us.

Andy

Re: Should we be continuing to close U.S. military bases in
by SEATJERKER
on Jan 20, 2005
What Andy said....
Much has been said and asked about our 'exit strategy' from Iraq, when the question never arose concerning our exit strategy from either Germany or Japan after WWII. The economic benefits to host nations should be a major consideration in the establishment of our bases overseas, wherever they are.

Re: Should we be continuing to close U.S. military bases in
by Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2005

Why should we continue to support countries that are constantly contrary to our official policies: and then not only refuse to support us with military help, but speak out and condemn us when we decide to go at it alone?


by Stick
on Aug 08, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of going to an Army post in southern Georgia, Fort Stewart and went into a "Barracks" while there. It was hard for me to believe that there was only two troops in the individual room in that barracks and the room was equiped with a fully operational kitchen, HDTV wiith Direct TV. Whatever happened to the barracks that we were in fifty years ago?

Close them? No.

Make a soldier be a soldier and not an executive with all of the benifits attached.


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