Talk:Military base

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This article is not NPOV and is not really about the subject of this article, which is about military bases in general. The article is an anti-US-military diatribe and doesn't belong on this page.

This criticism is silly. First of all, it is an external link that is pertinent to the issue. Secondly, it illustrates additional causes for military bases. Third, while critical of U.S. foreign policy, it is simply not an "anti-US-military diatribe."

I agree, nice article, kinda historic as it is pre iraq war, very nice pointers, hardly any anti-US diatribe, that is, if you consider criticism as diatribe. 22:10, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

While I found it interesting parts, the linked article supposes a continuity of purpose between presidential administrations that I find quite hard to fathom. I don't think it's worthwhile to include it, especially as the author was only a doctoral student at the time; the article doesn't seem well-justified at all, making its points completely with circumstantial evidence. -- 22:31, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Severe problems[edit]

This article throws into the same basket concepts that are not same due to reliance on US use as opposed English language meaning

  • base - a location for a force or forces to operate from as a logistic centre in its area of operations
  • garrison - a force of occupation
  • station - a transit location
  • post - a temporary
  • dock - a naval repair facility
  • depot - a logistic facility
  • activity - not a place but a sometime used in US military jargon
  • magazine - ammunition storage
  • arsenal - ordnance storage
  • proving ground - ordnance testing location
  • armory - ordnance manufacturing installation
  • fort - a small fortification
  • camp - a temporary place of haling a force for rest
  • barracks - permanent military living quarters
  • caserne - German word for barrack
  • facility - a place where achieving a given result is facilitated
  • field - in a military locations sense, an equivalent to a firing range for testing ordnance design performance
  • reservation - an area reserved fro military activities
  • installation (in the generic) - a location where a certain unit of ordnance or (usually) communication equipment is positions due to location's suitability for its use

Suggest his is included--mrg3105 (comms) ♠♣ 10:10, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

A base is for Air Force and Marine Corps while the Army calls them 'posts" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 10 September 2014 (UTC)