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Subject: CANNOT deploy to a Non-Muslim country. rss

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I played previously that I could deploy to a non-muslim country. Recently, though, it struck me that I can only (bar Regime Change) deploy to a Muslim Ally.

Is this correct?
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Correct, the one exception being Philippines when Abu Sayaf is in play. Think of it as the non-Muslim countries (Including the US) as already having local troops to deal with the cells.
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OK... while we're on this subject... Can you explain "WHY" the Jihadist would travel to a non-muslim country? OR "WHY" would the US send troops to a non-muslim country?

I am going to "guess" the reason for Jihads to do this would be to get to the US to place a WMD PLOT??

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Well, the US can't send troops to a non-Muslim country so I'm guessing your second question becomes moot unless it was rhetorical?

As for your first question, there are several reasons. At the beginning of the game, it's a pretty easy way to put the US in trouble on the GWOT track. The US starting at Hard and non-Muslim countries having a 2-in-3 chance of going Soft when first tested, you can quickly put the US in a hole and divert their attention there.

In the mid to end-game, when most countries have been tested, getting a plot to resolve in these countries force them to reroll their Posture and there you go messing with the US plans again. The plots in non-Muslim countries also boost funding more than those in Muslim countries.
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Yeah, the "why" point became "moot".

Your strategies are pretty good! I kind of played over that type of strategy...whistle Reading the player aid card with unresolved plots a bit more carefully now, I see that if the Jihads are in Schengen country they can also roll two more Schengen countries. That could be painful to the US!

Thanks!

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If i`m not mistaken, this only happens when you plot with WMD`s in non-muslim countries.
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JimM wrote:
OK... while we're on this subject... Can you explain "WHY" the Jihadist would travel to a non-muslim country? OR "WHY" would the US send troops to a non-muslim country?


Jihadists go to non-Muslim countries to hatch plots and reach the US.

As the US, I would want troops in a non-Muslim country in order to get a prestige bonus for disrupting cells with troops - but I don't think that's possible under the rules.
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committed hero wrote:

As the US, I would want troops in a non-Muslim country in order to get a prestige bonus for disrupting cells with troops - but I don't think that's possible under the rules.


You can in the Philippines if Abu Sayyaf has been played but that's the only exception.
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