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Major US Military Bases1 Pre-Gulf War: Masirah AB, Seeb AB, Thumrait AB

Post-Gulf War: Al Musnana AB

Minor US Military Bases1 Pre-Gulf War: None

Post-Gulf War: Mina Qabus, Muscat, Salalah

US Military Personnel Stationed 10/14/20001 At least 100 Air Force Personnel, and 4 combat planes.
US Military Personnel Stationed as of 2/27/031 Over 3,500 Air Force personnel, and about 40 planes. Also, an unspecified number of support personnel stationed at the Defense Energy Support Center in Mina Qabus.
Military Expenditures, 20012 $2.42 billion
Military Expenditures as Percentage of GDP2 12.2%
US Military Arms Sales (Delivered) 1990-20013 $114.5 million

1 Source: www.GlobalSecurity.org
2 Source: CIA World Fact Book, www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
3 Source: Federation of American Scientists, U.S. Arms Transfers Database, www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/sales_db.htm

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