In the paper the author examines the dilemma of establishing military bases abroad in order to wage war, maintain presence or secure the interests of a state. The study concerns the Loss-of-Strength Gradient, advantages and disadvantages of overseas presence of armed forces and the characteristic of an overseas military base.
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