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Place with list of countries that we have military units in?

Czar

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interesting from the same article which btw has numbers on where the troops are located
The United States also has almost 4,000 troops in the Persian Gulf (Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) to guard against an Iraqi attack that is now improbable. An analyst from the Defense Intelligence Agency noted that, because of the Persian Gulf War and grinding economic sanctions, less than 40 percent of Iraq's military remains; Iraq is probably incapable of conducting an assault over an extended distance into Saudi Arabia.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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Originally posted by: charrison
Originally posted by: Czar
google found this, rather old though since 1998

http://www.cato.org/dailys/7-24-98.html
The United States has over 200,000 troops stationed in 144 countries and territories. At any given time, it usually has another 20,000 sailors and Marines deployed afloat on Navy ships.
The bulk of those are in uk,germany, south korea and japan.
I believe that many of the others are assigned to more mundane tasks in a great many of the 144 other countries, doing work related to diplomatic missions such as embassy work. Some are involved in peace keeping missions as well
 

lozina

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Originally posted by: Czar
interesting from the same article which btw has numbers on where the troops are located
The United States also has almost 4,000 troops in the Persian Gulf (Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) to guard against an Iraqi attack that is now improbable. An analyst from the Defense Intelligence Agency noted that, because of the Persian Gulf War and grinding economic sanctions, less than 40 percent of Iraq's military remains; Iraq is probably incapable of conducting an assault over an extended distance into Saudi Arabia.
Shhh, put that quote away! We're supposed to believe Iraq was an imminent threat...
 

Martin

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Originally posted by: lozina
Originally posted by: Czar
interesting from the same article which btw has numbers on where the troops are located
The United States also has almost 4,000 troops in the Persian Gulf (Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) to guard against an Iraqi attack that is now improbable. An analyst from the Defense Intelligence Agency noted that, because of the Persian Gulf War and grinding economic sanctions, less than 40 percent of Iraq's military remains; Iraq is probably incapable of conducting an assault over an extended distance into Saudi Arabia.
Shhh, put that quote away! We're supposed to believe Iraq was an imminent threat...
Fools! Iraq was 45 minutes away from deploying WMDs!
 

Dari

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Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Originally posted by: lozina
Originally posted by: Czar
interesting from the same article which btw has numbers on where the troops are located
The United States also has almost 4,000 troops in the Persian Gulf (Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) to guard against an Iraqi attack that is now improbable. An analyst from the Defense Intelligence Agency noted that, because of the Persian Gulf War and grinding economic sanctions, less than 40 percent of Iraq's military remains; Iraq is probably incapable of conducting an assault over an extended distance into Saudi Arabia.
Shhh, put that quote away! We're supposed to believe Iraq was an imminent threat...
Fools! Iraq was 45 minutes away from deploying WMDs!
whether or not she was, saddam is out and we are in.
 

BarneyFife

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Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Originally posted by: lozina
Originally posted by: Czar
interesting from the same article which btw has numbers on where the troops are located
The United States also has almost 4,000 troops in the Persian Gulf (Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) to guard against an Iraqi attack that is now improbable. An analyst from the Defense Intelligence Agency noted that, because of the Persian Gulf War and grinding economic sanctions, less than 40 percent of Iraq's military remains; Iraq is probably incapable of conducting an assault over an extended distance into Saudi Arabia.
Shhh, put that quote away! We're supposed to believe Iraq was an imminent threat...
Fools! Iraq was 45 minutes away from deploying WMDs!


:Q WOW. I'm glad we found them and destroyed them right?
 

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