U.S. News & World Report
| by Catherine Besteman

Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, cowrote an op-ed titled “Where in the World Is the U.S. Military? Everywhere” that appeared Jan. 12 in U.S. News & World ReportThe article includes a recently published map that shows “the U.S. is waging this war on terror in 76 countries – or more simply put, 40 percent of the countries on this planet,” the authors say. Africa and the Middle East are cited as having heavy U.S. military presence—”and to what end? Rather than quell terrorist activity, U.S. counterterrorism seems to be linked to exactly the opposite, fomenting insurgent recruitment in Africa and the Middle East.”

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