China's only current overseas base was opened in the East African country of Djibouti in 2017. China calls it a logistical support facility and it is near waters where its ships have been conducting anti-piracy patrols.
Fort Leavenworth has proved to be a valuable training ground for dozens of Ukrainian soldiers over the past several decades, who spend a year studying at the base's US Army Command and General Staff College.
The US has been a part of NATO since its creation in 1949. According to Al Jazeera, Europe was home to 60,000 US troops in 2021, though this number has swelled in the first two months of 2022 due to war in Ukraine.
South Korea hosts Camp Humphreys, the largest overseas US military base, located approximately 65km (40 miles) south of the capital Seoul.
In 2003, Kommersant newspaper published a map of the Russian military presence abroad. In 2018, it was reported that Russia operates at least 21 significant military facilities overseas.
Topping the list for the world's largest military base is in Fort Bragg. This is located in the United State's North Carolina. Among military enthusiasts, it is also deemed the center of the military realm. Fort Bragg is home to more than 260,000 people, of which nearly 54,000 are active troop members.
United States Military Bases Worldwide
After the U.S is the UK, but they only have 145 bases. Russia has about 3 dozen bases, and China just five.
Despite recently closing hundreds of bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States still maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad—from giant “Little Americas” to small radar facilities.
Chinese personnel have been operating two intelligence signal stations in Cuba since early 1999. Cuba was one of 53 countries, that in June 2020, backed the Hong Kong national security law at the United Nations.
The United States
With a budget of $738 billion and 1,388,000 men and women in the armed forces, it boasts an awe-inspiring 6,125 nuclear weapons, 11 aircraft carriers, 68 nuclear submarines, 3,761 military aircraft, 867 attack helicopters, 6,209 tanks and 113 warships.
The force has grown from 13,000 troops to 40,000 since 2014, with many of those based along the alliance's eastern flank, from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south.
The United States is the largest operator of military bases abroad, with 38 "named bases" with active duty, national guard, reserve, or civilian personnel as of September 30, 2014.
Australia. Pine Gap - Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG), near Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt - located on the northwest coast of Australia, 6 kilometres (4 mi) north of the town of Exmouth, Western Australia. Robertson Barracks - located in Darwin, Northern Territory ...
All in all, around 2,500 US military personal are scattered across the four bases which include an additional air base, a logistics center, and a military training center. While Bulgaria does not border Russia or Ukraine, it does lie on the Black Sea, and thus is a serves as a critical military ally of NATO.
NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium, while NATO's military headquarters are near Mons, Belgium.
California is home to more military installations than any other state, with a total of 32. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Guard/Reserve bases are located across California.
2151 et seq.), or any other provision of law, Taiwan shall be treated as though it were designated a major non-NATO ally (as defined in section 644(q) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2403(q))[)]."
Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan is located at Yokota Air Base. Approximately 160 military, DoD civilians, and Japanese national employees comprise the Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan's, (COMUSJAPAN) joint staff. The joint staff administers unilateral and bilateral defense issues.
As per 2019 figures, China has by far the world's largest military; there are currently two million active soldiers in the Chinese military.