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Major US Military Bases1 None
Minor US Military Bases1 Pre-Gulf War: None

Post-Gulf War: Aqaba

US Military Personnel Stationed 10/14/20001 No combat troops. In the port of Aqaba, an unspecified number of DESC-ME personnel offer logistical support in the acquisition of petroleum resources for military operations.
US Military Personnel Stationed as of 2/27/031 About 2,000 Army troops manning Patriot missiles in defense of Israel. In the port of Aqaba, an unspecified number of DESC-ME personnel offer logistical support in the acquisition of petroleum resources for military operations.
Military Expenditures, 20012 $757 million
Military Expenditures as Percentage of GDP2 8.6%
US Military Arms Sales (Delivered) 1990-20013 $417.4 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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