That’s more than the size of the total active military personnel in countries like Australia, Canada, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Oman, Portugal South Africa, or the UAE, as per data available at World Population Review.
Why does USA want to be the global policeman and why do other countries allow them this liberty? I have extensively written about this phenomenon in my 5th highest selling book USAma: Is USA the World’s Largest Terrorist?
Here is a summary of the book:
NO! This is NOT a book about Usama bin Ladin (aka Osama bin Laden). Though he was considered the world’s No.1 terrorist for nearly 10 years, bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of less than 6000 people. The protagonist in this book is responsible for the deaths of at least 7.3 million people since World War II.
In this spine-chilling book, Amit Bagaria takes us through an extraordinary journey of illegal/immoral acts carried out by Unjust Satan America (USA) against 82 sovereign nations, which are mostly unknown to the average reader even within USA. He tries to show us how, in one way or the other, USA has bullied its way to global dominance – interfering in our day to day lives, working perhaps for the benefit of only its super powerful Military Industrial Complex – which he describes in detail.
“USAma” is a term Bagaria has coined to describe USA. Either through drones or airstrikes, surgical strikes or full-scale military invasions, USAma has created havoc in more than half the world, he says. In other countries, different types of weapons have been used – from porn films to poison, from blackmailing to torture, from fake news to fake public protests – all through CIA.
Even the most educated amongst us have been made to believe that USA is justified – as the global policeman – in helping weaker nations fight evil, whether in the form of Communism or Islamism. This is despite the fact that, to serve its own selfish purposes, USA has supported some of the most brutal dictators, helped in the establishment of fundamentalist Islamic regimes, and even supported Communist regimes in some cases. THAT is the power of American propaganda.
By the way, the book has a 4.6/5 rating on Amazon based on 67 reviews.