The American Empire

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Why America's Military Presence Permeates the Far Corners of the Globe

Links to websites and books containing:

  • source material and further info
  • opinions on imperialism throughout history
  • additional data and details regarding America's global presence (and status) as an empire.
The Blowback Trilogy (the Books)
Book III Nemesis

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
by Chalmers Johnson

Book II Sorrows of Empire

The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
by Chalmers Johnson

Book I Blowback

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
by Chalmers Johnson

Publisher: Holt
Pub. Date: January 22, 2008
ISBN-10: 0805087281

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Publisher: Holt
Pub. Date: December 23, 2004
ISBN-10: 0805077979

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Publisher: Holt
Pub. Date: December 2003
•ISBN-13: 9780805075595

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Chalmers Johnson

CHALMERS JOHNSON is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a non-profit research and public affairs organization devoted to public education concerning Japan and international relations in the Pacific. He has written numerous articles and reviews and the author of more than a dozen books.

Chalmers Johnson taught for thirty years, 1962-1992, at the Berkeley and San Diego campuses of the University of California and held endowed chairs in Asian politics at both of them.

He first visited Japan in 1953 as a U.S. Navy officer and has lived and worked there with his wife, the anthropologist Sheila K. Johnson, every year between 1961 and 1998. During his earlier years he acted as a consultant for the Office of National Estimates, part of the CIA, contributing to analysis of China and Maoism.

In recent years Johnson's been writing on trends in American foreign policy, particularly the consequences of America's clandestine intelligence operations and the "blowback" from U.S. strategic policies overseas.

Maps of Empires

Map of the Roman Eempire 1

Map of the Roman Eempire 2

Map of the British Empire

Map of the Spanish Empire

Map of the Russian Empire

Map of the Mongol Empire

Map of the American Empire

U.S. Wordwide Presence: Military Maps

American Military bases
- U.S.A. map 1
- U.S.A. map 2

World Presence (maps)

U.S. Military Troops and Bases Around the World - September, 2002

The Costs of "Permanent War"

See the world’s foreign military bases
from outer space
(satellite photos)

Okinawa - U.S. Military Presence

Prologue: The Unveiling

The Sorrows of Empire

Historical Comparisons

Ending the Empire
by Chalmers Johnson and Tom Engelhardt

Empire Vs. Democracy (Tom Paine)
-- Chalmers Johnson January 31, 2007

Reviewing Empires

Imperial Overstretch

Hail Bush: A new Roman empire
(Note great graphic: Bush as Roman Centurion)

Illusions of Empire: Defining the New American Order
G. John Ikenberry

America: An empire to rival Rome? (BBC)

Military Bases: Map/Data

THESE LISTS are excellent
- List_of_United_States_military_bases
- Lists_of_military_installations
- U.S. Military Bases

America's Empire of Bases by Chalmers Johnson

American Empire

Permanent bases in Iraq?
Iraq War False Pretenses

Statistical Resources on the Web/Military

Go to Map Resources page to view links to a large array of Military Maps of Amercican bases wordwide, rtc.

Why Do They Hate Us?

Japan's Okinawa demands US reins in troops after alleged rape


Resource Protection

Analysis:Global Research
‘Where the Prize Ultimately Lies’: Cheney’s 1999 London speech and the De-construction of Russia: The ‘ultimate prize

Balkans - The Name of the Game is Oil!
(maps / pipelines)

The Road Ahead

Iraq Journal

Helping our Veterans:


Energy consumption quotes

Euphemism Listings:

Cotts,- Euphemsisms

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