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Published: Sunday, Feb. 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Rexburg, ID

We don't need military bases in Europe or the South Pacific. Close them all, and focus spending on realistic threats.

Draper, UT

I agree, Professor Quigley, we could do with less US military presence. A lot less. 1,000 US military bases in over 130 countries around the world is beyond excessive. Also of note, Quigley has posed extremely important geopolitical questions in this article, the answers (not to be found in mainstream media) which would reveal actual US strategy.

The United States is a de facto bankrupt nation. The reserve currency role of the dollar is being challenged. China and Russia are side-stepping the dollar, settling in bilateral currencies with their major trade partners. At the same time, the US is struggling to maintain its position as the worldâs lone Superpower. To preserve economic and military preeminence, Russia must be neutralized along with China and Iran. This is the end game.

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