International Contributions to the War Against Terrorism: Fact Sheet   [open pdf - 184KB]

Coalition partners from across globe are fighting against evil of terrorism. The terrorism of September 11th was not just an attack on the United States; it was an attack on the world. Citizens from more than 80 countries died that day - innocent men, women and children from across the globe. Within hours of the tragedy, coalitions involving many nations assembled to fight terrorism - literally hundreds of countries have contributed in a variety of ways - some militarily, others diplomatically, economically and financially. Some nations have helped openly; others prefer not to disclose their contributions. The United States began building the coalition on September 12, 2001, and there are currently 69 nations supporting the global war on terrorism. To date, 20 nations have deployed more than 16,000 troops to the U.S. Central Command's region of responsibility. This coalition of the willing is working hard every day to defeat terrorism, wherever it may exist. Contained in this document is a partial list of military contributions to the war on terrorism from some of the countries that have lent their support. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive but to give the reader a sense of the important role played by the coalition of coalitions in the global war on terrorism. This list will be updated monthly.

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