There are several maps online that point out the geographic extent of us military deployments. Though I’m probably in the George Soros camp when it comes to being a little bit critical of militarism and empire, but these maps are a bit hard to swallow… Come on – if you’ve been to the north of Canada you know there’s nothing there and nothing to defend 😉
Simultaneously, these maps don’t do such a great job indicating the strategic importance of these deployments. For example, forces located in South Korea, the southern tip of Japan (Okinawa)， Guam, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. For more information on the way “PACOM” is structured in the Pacific, just check their website.