Op-ed: Military spending has many points of contention: Closing overseas bases isn’t one of them

Executive Director John Tierney co-authored an op-ed in The Hill explaining why there’s bipartisan consensus to start closing overseas military bases.

The military budget debates in Congress provide members a chance to discuss closing overseas bases to save billions and make America safer. In an era of bitter political divisions, consensus is growing around a long-overlooked but crucial part of how the United States engages with the world: the nearly 75-year-old Cold War-era strategy of maintaining hundreds of military bases overseas.

A diverse and growing group of military experts, national security scholars, and organizations agree on the need to close U.S. military bases abroad to save billions of dollars and, some say counterintuitively, improve national security. Read more