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Major US Military Bases1 Pre-Gulf War: Manama

Post-Gulf War: Shaikh Isa AB

Minor US Military Bases1 Pre-Gulf War: Mina Salman

Post Gulf-War: None

US Military Personnel Stationed 10/14/20001 About 1,000 Navy personnel, 3200 Naval Reserve personnel providing logistical support, and 500 marines.
US Military Personnel Stationed as of 2/27/031 At least 250 Army personnel, 1,200 Navy personnel, and 50 Air Force personnel are stationed at Manama.
Military Expenditures, 20012 $526.2 million
Military Expenditures as Percentage of GDP2 6.7%
US Military Arms Sales (Delivered) 1990-20013 $877.8 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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