Overseas military presence smallest in 60 years


September 9, 2017

WASHINGTON — For the first time in six decades, the U.S. military presence overseas has dropped below 200,000 active-duty troops, according to Pew Research. In 2016, 193,442 (15 percent) of the nation’s 1.3 million active-duty military personnel were deployed to locations outside the country. The number hasn’t been that low since at least 1957, “the […]


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