Der nachfolgende Text von Karl-Heinz Peil wurde entnommen aus einer Broschüre, die im September 2023 unter dem Titel “Konversion der Coleman Barracks in Mannheim” von dem Förderverein für Frieden, Abrüstung und internationale Zusammenarbeit e.V. in Mannheim herausgegeben wurde. US-Militärpräsenz in Osteuropa Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges, dem Zwei-plus-Vier-Vertrag von 1990 und der Auflösung des Warschauer Paktes gab es seinerzeit auch Zusagen an Russland (bzw. die noch existierende Sowjetunion), dass es keine Osterweiterung der NATO geben werde, allerdings nicht in schriftlicher bzw. vertraglicher Form. Im Zuge der dennoch erfolgten schrittweisen Erweiterung der NATO wurde 1997 die NATO-Russland-Grundakte über Partnerschaft geschlossen, …Continue reading →
As of Feburary 2022, there were estimated to be approximately 35,221 active-duty United States military personnel in Germany, the highest of any European country. In response to the Russian military build-up prior to Russia invading Ukraine, the United States increased its military presense in countries such as Poland and Romania, where there are approximately 1,867 and 1,134 troops stationed respectively.
The source adds the following information: Germany, Poland and Romania troop levels have been adjusted to reflect recent changes. Many countries have smaller numbers, including military attachés and Marine guards attached to U.S. embassies and consulates.
Data on countries with deployments of 20 personnel or fewer taken from the U.S. Department of Defense and corresponds to permanent deployments as of September 30, 2021.
Comparison of the military capabilities of NATO and Russia as of 2023
Chinese media have played up US-EU discord over AUKUS nuclear sub deal but the West vs China battle lines are still firmly in place by Bertil Lintner September 23, 2021 Source: https://asiatimes.com/2021/09/frances-loss-is-not-chinas-gain-in-indo-pacific/ German translation: Frankreichs Verlust ist kein Gewinn für China im indo-pazifischen Raum Source: https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=76738 Excerpts: […] France’s Exclusive Economic Zone in the Indian Ocean encompasses altogether 2,650,013 square kilometers, which is possible because of all the scattered islands which are under French control. Réunion with 860,000 inhabitants is a department d’outre mer, or an overseas department of France, and so is the smaller island of Mayotte northwest of …Continue reading →
Guantánamo Bay is one of the best ports in Cuba, and larger than the island of Manhattan. U.S. Army occupied it 1898 1902. The “Platt Amendment” included that bay are for U.S. use. Since 1959, the country has repeatedly urged the U.S. to vacate the base because the lease was enforced by force, and such contracts do not endure under modern international law. U.S. – Cuba Treaty 1934 ARTICLE I The Republic of Cuba hereby leases to the United States, for the time required for the purposes of coaling and naval stations, the following described areas of land and water …Continue reading →
by Alain ROUY, Le Mouvement de la Paix (France) Until now, NATO has paid little attention to Africa, although the Western powers that are members of NATO have a strong presence on the African continent, in particular France, a former colonial power, and the United States, which since 2007 has established a unified US Army Command for Africa, AFRICOM, located in Stuttgart, Germany. There are at least 34 US military sites in Africa: 14 main bases and 20 outpost camps, the main base being Camp Lemonnier in Djbouti with more than 5000 men. France has permanent and temporary bases in …Continue reading →
by Karl-Heinz Peil published in German July 4th, 2021 on Telepolis https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Globale-US-Militaerpraesenz-und-die-Rolle-Deutschlands-6121113.html (A copy is available here: https://visualbases.org/2021-07-04_kp-telepolis/) Automatic translation by deepl.com, edited by the author. Concerning links and sources have a look to the original publication. US military bases worldwide: from the big bootprint to invisibility To depict the global US military presence, the roughly estimated number of 800 military bases in foreign countries and (own) overseas regions has been circulating for years. This is usually used to strikingly illustrate the character of the US empire, which is also referred to as “power projection”. However, this term can be …Continue reading →