Jeffrey Tucker writes:
Murray Rothbard used to joke that the United States should just get it over with and invade the whole world. It seems like the US has already done so. See the map. Just a few more countries to go, and troops will be everywhere on the whole planet.
After viewing the map, readers may be interested in the following fun facts.
How big is America’s empire? The Pentagon reports 761 bases worldwide. Of course, this figure does not include the secret bases used for torture.
How expensive is America’s empire? By Robert Higgs’ estimate, America spends $1 trillion every year on its defence budget. Not all of this is used on overseas interventionism, but much of it is.