The US Military Empire

Number of Active Duty US Military Personnel in Foreign Countries: 250,000

Number of Countries They Are In: 140

Number of US Military Bases in Foreign Countries: 30-50, depending on your source

Number of Other Countries' Military Bases in the US: 0

US Military Budget: $396.1 billion

Military Budget of Russia (next largest): $60 billion

Military Budget of Iraq: $1.4 billion

Military Budget of the Syracuse Peace Council: $0

Total Budget of the Syracuse Peace Council: $48,000

Figures are rounded.

Sources: Dept of Defense; Christian Science Monitor; Global Security; Monthly Review; www.globemaster.de; Center for Defense Information. Most figures are for 2001, the latest year available.