Overseas US Empire: The cause of all our problemsSubmitted by LatinsforPaul on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 11:35
US Personnel stationed Overseas
As of 31 March 2008, U.S. Forces were stationed at more than 820 installations in at least 39 countries.Some of the largest contingents are the 142,000 military personnel in Iraq, the 56,200 in Germany, the 33,122 in Japan, 26,339 in South Korea, 31,100 in Afghanistan and approximately 9,700 each in Italy and the United Kingdom. These numbers change frequently due to the regular recall and deployment of units.
Altogether, 84,488 military personnel are located in Europe, 154 in the former Soviet Union, 70,719 in East Asia and the Pacific, 7,850 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia, 2,727 are in sub-Saharan Africa with 2,043 in the Western Hemisphere excepting the United States itself.
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