Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

David Vine

Professor of Anthropology, American University

David Vine is Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. David is the author of a trilogy of books about war and peace including the newly released The United States of War: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State (University of California Press, 2020). David is also the author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World and Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military on Diego Garcia. See davidvine.net and basenation.us for more information.

Areas of Interest: Militarization, military bases