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US troops around the world

The latest Pentagon numbers on troop strength around the world, as of Sept. 30, 2012, indicate that there are about 1.4 million U.S. troops on active duty worldwide, mostly based in the United States.

President Barack Obama announced Friday the deployment of 100 troops in the African nation Niger, which borders war-torn Mali. There are 20 nations, including North Korea but mostly islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific, where the U.S. has no military presence.

Largest contingents of U.S. troops around the world include:

  • Afghanistan - 66,000
  • Japan - 50,937
  • Germany - 47,761
  • South Korea - 27,500
  • Kuwait - 16,012
  • Italy - 10,922
  • United Kingdom - 9,317
  • Kyrgyzstan - 3,628
  • Bahrain - 2,713
  • Spain - 1,727
  • Turkey - 1,505
  • Belgium - 1,174
  • Cuba - 996

Source: Department of Defense.
 

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