In Which Modern Combat Theater Would You Best Serve Your Country?

MILITARY

By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Unfortunately, the world has never really been at peace - and on current trends, it very well may not be for some time. That means that there are powers that are unable ever to lay down their arms and maintain mighty armies in all quadrants of the world. 

Where China's sphere of influence meets America's, you see bases all over the South Pacific and submarines (allegedly) hanging out under the South China Sea. In the Middle East, where multiple countries local interests clash with the interests of China, Russia, Europe, America, and all of the Arab nations and Iran, there are bases, aircraft carriers, and forward troops deployed on the ground. In the Arctic, where Russia and America face one another amid growing enmity, fighter jets encroach on sovereign airspace with alarming frequency.

Meanwhile, the most powerful entities in all the fight are perhaps those who never leave their home countries; the codebreakers, hackers, and psyops (psychological operations) departments of the National Security Agency and its counterparts abroad. These formidable warriors sit behind keyboards and secure our air traffic control systems, our banks, and our digital borders. They are one major reason that when you go to the ATM to get $20; it actually gives it to you, and then that $20 is actually still worth, well, $20.

Where do you fit into all of this? Let's find out!

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