"The following are countries, listed by region, in which US military personnel are deployed. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of December 31, 2014. These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Countries with fewer than 100 US personnel deployed are omitted."I'd like to see the numbers with all the military and civilian contractors included. That would be a more accurate picture I believe, more comparable to data in past decades, and a better indicator of spending levels. Given these numbers only, it is interesting that our total military force consists of only about one of every 300 persons in the population.
I am strongly suspecting that the World still needs a policeman, and I don't know who is going to do it if we don't. We will NOT submit to UN control! The alternative is to bring everybody home and put up impenetrable barriers around this great free land, but that seems a bit selfish. Click on the charts for a better view.
The chart below shows forces by country only outside the USA.