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U.S. Navy in Massachusetts

The US Navy is the maritime service branch of the United States military. The US Navy maintains a presence at the Soldier Systems Center Army Base in Natick MA, and operates recruitment centers across Massachusetts.

The US Navy along with the US military broadly exist to enforce US 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 US sanctions (which currently deny essential resources to a quarter of the world's population), and the intentional and planned destabilization of nations attempting to engage in independent development outside of the dictates of the the so-called "rules-based international order." The US Navy makes frequent use of the over 750 military bases and other military installations and infrastructure the United States maintains worldwide, which, in addition to physically occupying sovereign territory, cause massive environmental destruction and health harm and precipitate widespread sexual violence against the indigenous and other Global South populations. The US Military is one of the primary culprits for global 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 Navy purchased $2.8 billion worth of fuel, contributing to the 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 nations worldwide. 

(See Mapping US Imperialism article on homepage for more information.)

Natick, MA

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