Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The United States Armed Forces has far, much more males deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria towards Islamic terrorists than it is led the world to consider.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has revealed the U.S. has greater than 26,000 troops and supporting civilian personnel in these three war-torn nations. This unexpectedly massive variety of women and men far exceeds the Pentagon’s beforehand acknowledged troop ranges.
DoD mentioned it is obtained eight,892 troops in Iraq; 15,298 in Afghanistan and 1,720 in Syria, for a complete of 25,910 troops as of Sept. 30. These totals, nevertheless, do not embody United States Special Operations Forces (SOF) models. These models are underneath the operational management of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) that tracks precise numbers mentioned there have been solely 6,812 U.S. troops in Iraq in December 2016, the final report accomplished underneath Barack Obama’s presidency.
The precise variety of U.S. troops in Syria can also be a lot larger than beforehand acknowledged, mentioned DMDC. The Pentagon beforehand mentioned there have been solely 503 troops in Syria. Afghanistan additionally has many extra U.S. troops on the bottom that beforehand admitted to.
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