The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Situational Awareness Quiz

In which of the following African countries does the US have a military presence?
  • Burkina Faso
  • Congo
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Uganda
The answer is: all of them.  The number ranges from a couple of dozen in Somalia to around 4000 at a base in Djibouti. The Washington Post article was vague on numbers, but that's sort of beside the point.  Looked at one way, you could say that the US has a military presence in virtually all countries if you count embassy security, but most if not all of the above goes beyond that.  And the list and map provided may or may not limit themselves to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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