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  •  The Phillipines (4+ / 0-)
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    Panama Canal Zone
    France

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 02:57:12 PM PDT

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    •  Don't we have anything in France? (0+ / 0-)

      And, If something was attacking the Canal Zone, YOu don't mean to tell me we wouldn't be there in 2 seconds..

      OK.  Three.

      Out of How Many We've Been In??

      •  I think the French tossed us out (2+ / 0-)
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        when they left NATO.
        We used to have a considerable presence in the Canal Zone. The Goposaurs pitched a fit when we left.

        I didn't claim the list was complete. And it may be worth distinguishing between places where we prop up the government (Iraq, Afghanistan) and places like Germany where they like our dollars and we like forward bases.

        In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

        by blue aardvark on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 03:20:12 PM PDT

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        •  the French didn't leave NATO (0+ / 0-)

          but they did pull out of any military actions, and declared they wanted no military presence on their soil.

          They always have the option of changing their mind. And IIRC, they do participate in some of the peaceful/diplomatic missions.

    •  Russia. (1+ / 0-)
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      "The road to Hell is paved with the good intentions of people who refused to listen to Paul Krugman." ~ Drew J Jones, mostly.

      by JesseCW on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 04:01:53 PM PDT

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