U.S. Active Duty Military Personnel Strengths by Country in 2010

WorldMap2010usmil

U.S. states counted separately from territories. Source.

Key:

A million or more U.S. military personnel: maroon

Between a hundred thousand and nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine U.S. military personnel: red

Between ten thousand and ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine U.S. military personnel: yellow

Between one thousand and nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine U.S. military personnel: lime

Between one hundred and nine hundred ninety-nine U.S. military personnel: aqua

Between ten and ninety-nine U.S. military personnel: blue

Between one and nine U.S. military personnel: fuchsia

Conclusions:
* U.S. African Command is exceptionally tiny.
* Troop presence does not determine Major Non-NATO Ally status or visa versa.
* Israel, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and France -all U.S. allies- have very few U.S. troops, thus demonstrating that, in quite a few instances, alliances do not rest on military bases.
* Al-Qaeda’s demands the U.S. military leave the Arabian peninsula have been met with dismissal.
* America’s vast network of military bases is largely situated in North America, the NATO countries, the Middle East, and the Western Pacific, in that order.

Why 2010 and not this year? Because 2010 was the year the Arab Spring began.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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