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Q&A: Location of U.S. military bases

Location of U.S. military bases

In how many countries does the United States have military bases? What are they?

The United States operates 662 bases in 38 foreign countries and 88 bases in seven U.S. territories, according to the Department of Defense's 2010 Base Structure Report.

Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom, among other countries, house American bases.

There also is a joint British/U.S. base on the island of Diego Garcia, which is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

There are 218 bases in Germany, 115 in Japan and 86 in South Korea, according to the report.

Foreign aid topped $39 billion

How much total foreign aid did the United States pay out last year?

U.S. foreign assistance was $39.4 billion in fiscal 2010 — the highest amount since 1985 — according to a congressional report, "Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy," released Feb. 11.

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, the primary administrators of U.S. foreign assistance, provided $10.38 billion in security-related assistance; $10.93 billion for health, education and social welfare programs; $3.64 billion for governance programs; $5.21 billion for economic growth activities; and $4.98 billion in humanitarian assistance, among other aid, the report said.

The countries receiving the most aid were Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, Egypt and Haiti, which was hit by an earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.

Aid to Israel neared $2.8 billion

What was the amount of goods, services and money given to Israel in 2010?

The United States provided $2.775 billion in aid to Israel in fiscal year 2010, according to www. foreignassistance.gov, a website that details what the United States gives to other countries every year, and a congressional report titled "U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel."

Almost all U.S. aid is in the form of military assistance, according to the report. The report noted that the amount will rise to $3 billion in fiscal year 2012.

The total has generally been trending downward since the turn of the century — in 2000 the United States provided $4.131 billion to Israel.

Q&A: Location of U.S. military bases 09/12/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:01pm]
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