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posted on 16 January 2017

U.S. Bombs Dropped On Foreign Soil

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has been criticized for not employing more decisive military action against foes abroad.

This however doesn't mean that U.S. forces have been sitting on their hands. As our chart shows, the American military has been actively engaged in so-called kinetic action abroad. In particular, one cross-boundary engagement sticks out from the rest. Comparing bombs dropped in 2015 to the number for 2016, the device count has risen. Check out this blog post by the Council on Foreign Affairs for further analysis.

This chart shows the number of bombs dropped on targets in selected countries by U.S. Forces 2015 and 2016.

Infographic: U.S. Bombs Dropped on Foreign Soil | Statista

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