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Deployed Troop Numbers

2020-10-12 18:41:39.590832+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

A suggestion I've heard from Trump supporters is that I should at least be in favor of his troop draw-downs. I started trying to document this.

This Al Jazeera timeline of troops in Afghanistan, the number of US troops in Afghanistan was drawn down to about 8,400 by January 2017, when Trump took over, under the Trump administration that number went up to 14,400.

US News & World Report's graph suggests that there was a drawdown in Kuwait in 2017, but Stars & Stripes says that more than that were deployed to Kuwait in January this year.

Deployments to Germany have been in flux.

It seems like the only way there's actually been a draw-down is that the Pentagon stopped publishing deployment numbers in late 2017.

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