The US is not in an official state of war. World War II, the last time the US officially declared war, has been over for seventy years. Large, overt, military maneuvers are being replaced by small, covert special operations. Calling them small diminishes the impact. While they are small, they are also numerous.
fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014, US Special Operations forces (SOF) deployed to 133 countries—roughly 70 percent of the nations on the planet” —according to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt, a public affairs officer with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).During the
The US military budget is the largest in the world. The US military reach may also be the largest in the world. There hasn’t been an official declaration, and each operation is relatively isolated; but an argument could be made that we are in World War III, but it doesn’t look that way because we haven’t publicly recognized the new nature of war.
(Click on the photo for the link.)
Pingback: Data That Matters September 2015 | Pretending Not To Panic