Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-x

While I alone am responsible for the content of this book, I am deeply grateful for the advice, support, and encouragement of colleagues from around the globe. ...

Acronyms

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pp. xi-xii

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xx

I felt it, though. The drop and accompanying banking maneuver forced me against the seat. We had lifted off just after sunrise and were hovering near the Pacific coastline. A cerulean sky and still seas would greet the throngs of swimmers and boaters that usually played over the colorful coral reefs. ...

Part I: Empire’s Reach

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One: Empires across Time

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pp. 3-15

How many empires have come and gone? How many people have lived under, fought for, or battled against empire? Every continent has endured the wrath of imperial might. Yet imperial power can liberate just as it can oppress. It can defend just as it can attack. For better or worse, the rise and demise of empire is the rule rather than the exception throughout history. ...

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Two: Pax Americana: The “New” Empire

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pp. 16-33

Reluctant. Incoherent. Arrogant. Benevolent. Informal. Invited. There are as many titles for today’s American Empire as there are scholars of empire. From all points on the political spectrum, there are copious attempts at defining the current phase of Pax Americana. ...

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Three: Spillover: The U.S. Military’s Sociospatial Impact

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pp. 34-70

I was just starting to doze off after a day of meetings at Kunsan Air Base in southwest South Korea. A gentle breeze from the Yellow Sea, which was less than a half-mile from my fourth-floor hotel room, kept the small, sparsely decorated space cool. Then, without warning, a piercing alarm broke through the calm evening. ...

Part II: Familiarity on the Frontlines

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Four: Homeward Bound: Identity, Consumption, and Place

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pp. 73-120

A few years ago, while sitting in a typical Burger King, with a view of the clogged drive-thru lane on one side and a mostly empty parking lot on the other, I had an enlightening conversation with a young woman. While her two children launched themselves into a big tub filled with colorful plastic balls, I asked her what she most liked about her neighborhood. ...

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Five: Ruling the World: Exporting Bureaucracy, Privatization, and Fear

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pp. 121-170

Thousands of pages of rules govern planning and architectural practice on America’s outposts. These rules cover everything from the placement of signs to the length of runways. They dictate what is seen and what is unseen. ...

Part III: Outposts under Construction

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Six: Reinforcing the Southern Flank: Aviano 2000

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pp. 173-200

On January 17, 1966, near Palomares, Spain, a USAF B-52 bomber collided at 30,500 feet with a KC-135 tanker aircraft during routine high-altitude refueling. The B-52 accidentally dropped four nuclear bombs; three landed near the town of Palomares and one landed in the ocean. ...

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Seven: Rewarding Realignment: South Korea’s Land Partnership Plan

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pp. 201-231

On June 13, 2002, near Yangju, South Korea, Army Sergeant Mark Walker crushed two thirteen-year-old South Korean schoolgirls under his fifty-ton armored vehicle while driving near the 38th parallel. Shim Mi-son and Shin Hyo-sun were walking to a birthday party on the side of a narrow country road when a U.S. convoy came rumbling by. ...

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Eight: Reacting to Rape: Japan’s Special Action Committee Okinawa

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pp. 232-262

On September 4, 1995, in Okinawa, Japan, three U.S. Marines raped a twelve-year-old Japanese girl. In the trial’s first session in November 1995, the victim’s father said he wished he could kill the three Americans himself. ...

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Conclusion

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pp. 263-272

The first plane slammed into the North Tower at 8:46 A.M. The second plane struck the South Tower sixteen minutes later. Soon after, half a world away, military police began knocking on doors. “Get your family together, pack one bag for each person, and get on the bus,” one police officer told Sgt. Michael Nutter. ...

Appendix: On Methods

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pp. 273-284

Notes

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pp. 285-310

Bibliography

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pp. 311-332

Index

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pp. 333-350