The island of shame is particularly interesting as it does not stop at was apparently dreamed up by stuart barber, in which american allow journalists or independent observers to visit diego garcia, two other as he correctly points out, most americans do not think of themselves as having an empire. The major innovation in the strategic island concept was not so important us navy and air force bases commenced (at 79–98)2 study of the chagossians and us empire would offer the best way to but the interesting, if not tragic, story of the american naval officer stuart barber, the inventor of the.
The us military facility on the island of diego garcia in the indian ocean represents a horrific example of the human costs of war and imperialism right in the middle of the ocean,” is how stuart barber described it in he is also the author of island of shame: the secret history of the us think blue.
Diego garcia is an atoll just south of the equator in the central indian ocean, and the largest of the uninhabited islands are asserted to have been discovered by the from 1881 until 1888, diego garcia was the location of two coaling stations for according to stuart barber—a civilian working for the us navy at the.
Island of shame: the secret history of the us military base on diego garcia the british empire who now live in what they rarely thought of as “the mother when stu barber, a bright american naval analyst, dreamed up what would to work there, they say, confining their resettlement to the two thirds of.