United States military deployments
The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with nearly 160,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 88,000 deployed in various contingency operations. US troops are spread across the globe: approximately 66,000 are stationed in Europe; approximately 80,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; nearly 4,900 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia; over 1,600 in the Western Hemisphere; less than 400 in Sub-Saharan Africa; and less than 100 in states of the former Soviet Union. Of those in Europe, most of the military personnel are located at installations activated during the Cold War, by which the US government sought to challenge the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II.
The following are countries, listed by region, in which U.S. military personnel are deployed. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of June 30, 2014. These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Countries with fewer than 100 U.S. personnel deployed are omitted.
Africa and the Middle East
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United StatesThere are 1,167,623 personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories including five Air Force personnel on Wake Island and one Navy personnel on the Virgin Islands:
- List of United States military bases
- Marine Security Guard
- Military Assistance Advisory Group
- Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
- Overseas expansion of the United States
- Status of forces agreement
- "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country".
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- "International Security Assistance Force (ISAF): Key Facts and Figures". Isaf.nato.int. 1 December 2014.
- Richard Sisk (11 November 2014). "U.S. Troops Back in Iraq’s Anbar Province Where ISIS Holds Sway". Military.
- See United States Forces Japan
- "US to maintain military presence in Korea, says Hagel".
- Base Listing as of 2012 (2.86 MB)
- Deployment map 1969-2004 (PBS)
- U.S. Military Deployment Interactive Global Map & Facts