In the midst of an economic crisis that's getting scarier by the day, it's time to ask whether the nation can really afford some 1,000 military bases overseas. For those unfamiliar with the issue, you read that number correctly. One thousand U.S. military bases outside the 50 states and Washington, DC, representing the largest collection of bases in world history. Officially the Pentagon counts 865 base sites overseas, And this doesn't count the military bases in Iraq, there are about 100 of them, and in Afghanistan there are about 80 of them. So ask yourself is this the way the U.S. government should be spending taxpayers money. Or should this money be spent in America to make investments in school, hospitals, jobs, and infrastructure, and more. So it's time to close all but 10 main bases, per military branch now, and spend the money here in America. Story By David Vine.