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U.S. Army in Massachusetts

The US Army is the land service branch of the United States military. The US Army maintains two bases in the Massachusetts: the Soldier Systems Center Army Base in Natick, and the Fort Devens Army Base in Ayer and Shirley.

The US Army and the US military broadly exist to enforce the United States' hegemonic and unilateral control over global affairs, through physical occupations of territory, mass murder, support for right-wing forces who engage in mass murder, economic warfare through sanctions (which currently deny essential resources to a quarter of the world's population), and the intentional and planned destabilization of nations attempting independent development outside of the dictates of the so-called "rules-based international order." The US Army makes frequent use of the over 750 military bases and other military installations and infrastructure the US government maintains worldwide, which, in addition to physically occupying sovereign territory, cause massive environmental destruction and health harm and precipitate widespread sexual violence against indigenous and other Global South populations. The US military is one of the world's primary culprits for climate destruction: Since 2001, the US Military has contributed 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. In the year of 2017 alone, the US Army purchased $947 million worth of fuel, contributing to the total 59 million metric tons of greenhouse gases that the US military emitted into the atmosphere that year--a carbon footprint greater than that of most countries worldwide.

(For more information, see Mapping US Imperialism article on homepage.)

Natick, MA

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