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In the series the flag of the United States is depicted as having 14 stripes instead of the proper 13.

The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic situated mostly in central North America. It has an interest in Koko Hekmatyar's activities and thus she is currently being monitored by the CIA. Other American intelligence agencies and branches of the armed forces have varying degrees of involvement with her activities. Two of Koko's squad members, Lehm and Wiley, are American while another worked undercover for the CIA. Although HCLI itself is implied to be headquartered in the United States[1], it is outside of Koko and her brother Kasper's respective territories.

Agencies[]

Central Intelligence Agency[]

Main article: Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency or CIA is the United States government's overall international intelligence agency that closely tracked Koko Hekmatyar.

Defense Intelligence Agency[]

The Defense Intelligence Agency or DIA is a federal international intelligence agency specializing in defense and military intelligence. The DIA would push Japanese Intelligence to create the SR Unit during the Cold War.

Federal Bureau of Investigation[]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI is a federal agency under the Department of Justice that investigates federal crimes and those that pass through state lines. It also possesses its own internal intelligence agency. The FBI blacklisted Koko Hekmatyar and Wiley.

National Security Agency[]

The National Security Agency or NSA is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the Department of Defense responsible for homeland intelligence and cyber intelligence, as well as protecting U.S. government communications and information systems. After turning on the SR Unit, Yosuke Hinoki became an advisor to the NSA, facilitated by his relocation to The Bahamas.

Military[]

United States Army[]

The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military. Prior to joining Delta Force Wiley was a member of the 20th Engineer Brigade, which was deployed to Iraq as part of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

3rd Special Operations Group, Wide Range Communications Platoon[]

Main article: 3rd Special Operations Group, Wide Range Communications Platoon

The 3rd Special Operations Group, Wide Range Communications Platoon was an experiment to create an all-female special forces unit. Hex was recruited into it and resigned from the military after the unit was disbanded for political reasons.

Delta Force[]

Delta Force, formerly known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), is one of the United States' secretive tier-one counter-terrorism and Special Mission UnitsLehm was previously an officer in Delta Force during the Gulf War, as were EchoArkin, and HoweWiley was so impressed by their example during the raid on an Iraqi chemical weapons factory during the Gulf War that he was inspired to successfully join.

United States Navy[]

The United States Navy is the naval branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Navy SEALs are the Navy's special operations teams, with Night Nine (Alpha Platoon, SEAL Team 9) nearly surrounding Koko's team during their abduction of Leyla Ibrahim Faiza from Camp No.

United States Marine Corps[]

The United States Marine Corps is the primary amphibious force of the United States Armed Forces and falls under the Department of the Navy. George Black was to have become a Marine after graduating from the United States Naval Academy but sustained a back injury which ended his military carer.[2] Scarecrow later arranged for the Marine Corps to send a group of Marine Special Operations Command operatives (often referred to as Marine Raiders), to retrieve Dragan Nikolaevich after he agreed to Koko's $5 million price tag, the amount of Dragan's reward. In the anime, the unit is instead named "Last Spurt."[3] A fireteam of Securiry Forces Marines stationed at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (GITMO) was ambushed by Koko's team and detained during the kidnapping of Leyla Ibrahim Faiza, and were quickly rescued by Night Nine. In Episode 23, a platoon from a Marine Expeditionary Unit's Ground Combat Element attached to the US Navy's 6th Fleet rescues George Black from a group called the "New Dawn Front" in North Africa after a setup by Koko, who used it as an example to George Black of Project Jormungand's potential, (this rescue was codenamed Operation Undershaft, which is also the name of Black's operations to control Koko).

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