The Americans sustain more than 600 military bases in the exterior and they pay the bills of two wars that only served to a purpose: to enrich the suppliers of armamentses, foods, water, clothing and other products for the troops.
The Americans are their soldiers' slaves, but they like his slavery because they believe that they are free.
The Americans need hopelessly to read and to understand the small book of Étienne de la Boétie: http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/laboetie.html But I doubt a lot that the Americans will make this. Americans are convinced and militant slaves.
The American pays the taxes that are taken to the pockets of the contracting parties of the Armed Forces through the military operations. The generals, brigadiers and admirals receive tips to favor suppliers. Besides being slave of the soldiers, the Americans take the risk of being victims of terrorit attacks inside and out of the USA.
Read the book that I suggested and open your eyes. You are a slave that stays in the slavery because it believes that it is free.