I have no clue why. I googled it and found 10,000 troops in 4 Garrisons in Afghanistan.
What about NATO? It seems that we have more troops in Japan and Germany (as an example): It's 38,000 and 34,000.
I am with President Trump. He wants a strong military. I'll pay more taxes to support our Country if I have to. Yet, the democrats in the federal bureaucracy keep blocking his team and sending out fake news in order to keep the old swamp alive.
My best advice is from President Reagan:
"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong".
I think President Trump would agree with him.