As required by law, President Trump updated Congress last week on all the locations the U.S. has deployed troops under the authority of the War Powers Resolution of 1973.
While some of the deployments are relatively small – there are 60 troops in Lebanon, for example, serving in a counterterrorism role – the list itself is a reminder of how extensive U.S. military operations have been around the world since the 9/11 attacks.
And the list provides only a partial account of the country’s global military footprint, since it leaves out training missions and the many troops serving on long-term military bases in places like Japan, Germany, Kuwait and South Korea.
Here are the 19 countries where the U.S. has deployed troops “equipped for combat” in the last six months, according to Trump’s letter to Congress:
- Saudi Arabia