Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
The United States is strategically shifting its military bases to the Asia-Pacific region for the
primary purpose of countering China’s rise, claims the China Youth Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Youth League.
Citing US digital news outlet Quartz, the report claims that America has at least 686 “base sites” off the US mainland in 74 foreign countries.
The management of US base sites is split between Washington headquarters, the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, while the types of military bases generally can be placed into three categories.
The first of these is the Main Operating Base, which is defined as a “permanently manned, well protected base, used to support permanently deployed forces, and with robust sea and/or air access.” Examples of this type of base can be found in Japan, South Korea and Germany. [FULL STORY]