Carlton Meyer, a former Marine Corps officer and editor of G2mil (find much insightful research there at http://www.g2mil.com/) has produced an insightful analysis of US foreign bases to close. The defenders of the status quo on the bases question like to paint those who want to close foreign bases as "isolationist." That sort of guttersnipe-baiting is rendered ignorant by Meyer's analysis. You can easily see that from his introduction and from his analysis throughout. In fact, some might become a little nervous that Meyer has an awful lot of American intervention in mind in with the reduced base structure he would advocate for the future. On the other hand, Meyer is also not a sucker for the dysfunctional war advocacy from the interventionists in Congress and elsewhere.