Afghanistan: Military

Major US Military Bases1 Post-Gulf War: Bagram AB, Kandahar AB
Minor US Military Bases1 Post-Gulf War: Khost, Lwara, Mazar-e Sharif, Pul-i-Kandahar
US Military Personnel Stationed 10/14/20001 None
US Military Personnel Stationed as of 2/27/031 9,000 troops. [Commander Gage at Centcom’s PAO]
Military Expenditures, 20002 NA
Military Expenditures as percent of GDP2 NA
US Military Arms Sales (Delivered) 1990-20013 $0

1 Source:
2 Source: CIA World Fact Book,
3 Source: Federation of American Scientists, U.S. Arms Transfers Database,


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