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US imperialism as unprecedented

“The far flung network of quasi-permanent overseas military bases put in place by the US during and after the Second World War was, in Stephen Krasner’s words “without historical precedent; no state had previously based its own troops on the sovereign territory of other states in such extensive numbers for so long a peacetime period” (Stephen Krasner “A trade strategy for the United States” Ethic and International Affairs, 2 (1988)

 

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