Overseas military footprint of US, Russia, and China

May 27, 2024

by IBON Foundation

The United States’ (US) keeps a vast network of overseas military bases for its aggressive strategy of global dominance and hegemony, far exceeding any reasonable defense needs. Its 742 foreign bases and facilities spread around the world starkly contrasts with only 52 Russian bases and 29 Chinese bases concentrated in just a few areas. The US’s global military footprint to maintain imperialist control is unparalleled and systematically used to undermine sovereignty worldwide.