There are more than 230,000 U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf region. The deployments announced by Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney yesterday could increase that number by as much as 200,000. "Operation Desert Shield" forces include:


Elements of:

Headquarters, 3rd U.S. Army, Fort McPherson, Ga.

Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Tex.

2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Tex.

24th Infantry Division (Mechanized)

82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Tex.

197th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized)(Separate), Fort Benning, Ga.

11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Tex.

3rd Armored Division (aviation elements), Germany

12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Germany

101st Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell, Ky.

III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla.

XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, Fort Bragg, N.C.

1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, Tex.

7th Medical Command, Germany MARINES

Elements of:

1st Marine Expeditionary Force, command element, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Marine Corps Air Station, Kanehoe Bay, Hawaii

4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Norfolk.

7th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Twenty nine Palms, Calif. AIR FORCE

Military Airlift Command C-141, C-5 and C-130 aircraft.

Strategic Air Command KC-135 and KC-10 aerial tankers.

F-15s from 1st Tactical Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.

F-15Es from 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.

F-16s from 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C.

E-3 AWACS from 552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla.

RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft.

F-117A Stealth fighters from 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, Tonopah Test Range Airfield, Nev.

A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft from 354th Tactical

Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C.

Air transportable hospitals from MacDill, Langley, Shaw, Seymour Johnson ad Myrtle Beach air force bases.

C-130 Hercules aircraft of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing, Rhein Main Air Base, Germany; 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope AFB, N.C.; 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Ark.

F-111F fighter-bomber aircraft from 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, Britain

F-4Gs from 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, George AFB, Calif.; and 52d Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

F-16s from 401st Tactical Fighter Wing, Torrejon Air Base, Spain. TANKS

By late November roughly 1,600 tanks will be in Saudi Arabia. FLEET

The U.S. fleet in the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the eastern Mediterranean totals about 66 vessels. Included are:

The aircraft carriers Independence, Saratoga and John F. Kennedy.

The battleship Wisconsin with 32 Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Five missile cruisers, four destroyers, two frigates.

An estimated eight nuclear submarines.

Supply ships; hospital ships Mercy and Comfort.

Another seven ships in or expected in the Mediterranean U.S. MILITARY UNITS TO BE DEPLOYED

Active Duty Forces

VII Corps Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany

1st Armored Division, Ansbach, Germany

2nd Armored Division (Forward), Garlstedt, Germany

2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Nurenberg, Germany

3rd Armored Division, Frankfurt, Germany

2nd Corps Support Command, Stuttgart, Germany

1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Ft. Riley, Kan.

Other combat support and combat service support units from the United States and Europe. U.S. Navy

Three aircraft carriers, with appropriate escorts.

One battleship, USS Missouri, and appropriate escorts Amphibious Group 3, San Diego. U.S. Marine Corps

II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron, Norfolk, Va. U.S. Army National Guard*

48th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Ga.

155th Armored Brigade, Mississippi

256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), La. IRAQUS FORCES

About 450,000 Iraqi troops are deployed in southern Iraq and Kuwait.

Roughly 100,000 or more are positioned in defensive lines along the Saudi Arabian border.

Roughly 125,000 are dedicated to the coastal defense of Kuwait.

150,000 Republican Guard troops are positioned between Basra and the former Kuwaiti border.

Iraq has 3,500 tanks, 2,200 artillery pieces and 2,200 armored personnel carriers in southern Iraq and Kuwait. There are roughly 150,000 U.S. ground troops in the region.

This graphic details U.S. troops and equipment in the gulf region. Allied troops, weapons and equipment are not included. *Called to Active Duty in U.S.