The following is a list of countries that host military bases belonging to other countries. A large system of foreign military bases was established by the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War. Immediately following the Cold War, Russia reduced its network of foreign military bases, but under Vladimir Putin, Russia has again begun to expand its military presence worldwide. Through several rounds of Base Realignment and Closure, the U.S. has increased its military presence considerably since the end of the Cold War.
Kyrgyzstan - Air base in Kant, the 338th Russian Navy's long-haul communications center, anti-submarine torpedo weapons testing grounds (Karakol, Issyk Kul)
Moldova - Peacekeeping operative group in breakaway state of Transnistria consisting of staff, separate manoeuvres brigades, anti-aircraft missile regiment, independent regiment and air group. 1,500 personnel.
Iraqi Kurdistan - More than 2,000 Turkish soldiers are deployed in the province of Dohuk in multiple bases, including 1,000 at Bamerni Airfield and a further 1,000 between Batifa and Kani Masi, as well as a number smaller garrisons.
Kenya - The British Peace Support Team (BPST) and British Army Training Unit Kenya – (BATUK). The BPST is located off Ngong Rd in the Karen Suburb of Nairobi while BATUK is located in Nanyuki, 200 km north of Nairobi. It has 56 permanent staff and a rotating staff of 110 personnel
Sierra Leone - International Mine Action Training Centre (IMATC) located on the southern edge of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown
Italy - The home base of U.S. naval ships in the Mediterranean, with some military bases: three Navy bases (Naples, La Maddalena, Gaeta), one Naval Air Station (Sigonella - Catania), one Air Force base (Aviano) and Army bases (Vicenza, Camp Derby - Leghorn) - totalling approximately 23,000 personnel, more than 100 facilities
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