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Imperial Restraint - Why it's Essential that the U.S. Reduce its Global Military Presence

Having more military bases does not mean that there will be more deterrence. The U.S. currently has several dozen forward operating bases in the Middle East, hundreds of smaller outposts, and, as of 2014, a combined garrison of 54,000 soldiers; if deterrence were a certainty, then a force of that magnitude would be able to ensure stability in the region. More soldiers does not equate to more stability however; more likely is that there is a maximum threshold of marginal utility.

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