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About 242,000 U.S. Troops are serving overseas as of Sept. 30, 2016.
(From DOD reports dated January, 2017)
Worldwide, there are about 2,146, 499 men and women in the U.S. military (9/30/2016 stats)
Active Duty - 1,328,194
National Guard / Reserve - 818,305
U.S. Troops in Afghanistan:
January 1, 2015 - 10,800 troops
January 1, 2016 - 9,800 troops
January 1, 2017 - 8,400 troops
"The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday (summer, 2016) that "some hundreds" of U.S. forces — in addition to the 8,400 that President Barack Obama announced would stay in the country last week — will be based outside Afghanistan, but will be ready to quickly deploy into the warzone if needed."
U.S. Troops in Iraq:
About 6,000 U.S. troops are in Iraq in the summer of 2016.
"The official estimate of 4,647 troops in Iraq understates the actual number of American military personnel in the country. The Pentagon uses a system for counting troops that excludes commandos and those who are supposed to be stationed in the country for less than four months."
New York Times - July 12, 2016