The American Empire’s Long Reach

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Since 2017, the US has conducted counterterror missions in 80 countries—over 40 percent of the nations in the world.

  • Stephanie Savell
  • The Nation

In September 2001, the Bush administration launched the “Global War on Terror.”

Though “global” has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns out, they weren’t kidding.

When I first set out to map all the places in the world where the United States is still fighting terrorism so many years later, I didn’t think it would be that hard to do.

This was before the 2017 incident in Niger in which four American soldiers were killed on a counterterror mission and…

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