2013 deployments of the US military Grey = None or no data available Orange = <100 troops (Including Military Attaches) Red = 100-1000 troops Dark red = 1000+ troops
The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with over 156,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 70,000 deployed in various contingency operations as well as through military attache offices and temporary training assignments in foreign countries. US troops are spread across the globe: approximately 65,000 are stationed in Europe; approximately 80,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; over 5,000 in North Africa, Southwestern and South Asia; over 1,700 in the Americas; less than 400 in Sub-Saharan Africa; and less than 100 in states of the former Soviet Union. Of those in Europe, most of the military personnel are located at installations activated during the Cold War, by which the US government sought to challenge the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II.
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 March 31, 2015. These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Countries with fewer than 100 US personnel deployed are omitted.