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US Special Operations forces deployed to 138 nations in 2016. Locations in blue were supplied by US Special Operations Command. Those in red were derived from open-source information. Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, and Russia are not among those nations named or identified, but all are at least partially surrounded by nations visited by America’s most elite troops last year. (Nick Turse)

January 5, 2017 10:45 PM (UTC+8)