vara bungas: US vice prezidents Penss 25.maijā uzstājoties West Point koledžas izlaidumā izpušķoja savu runu ar vērā ņemamiem pareģojumiem :
[..] ‘It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life. You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen.’”[..] “Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of you will join the fight on the Korean Peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific, where North Korea continues to threaten the peace, and an increasingly militarized China challenges our presence in the region. Some of you will join the fight in Europe, where an aggressive Russia seeks to redraw international boundaries by force. And some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere.”[..] There will be times when you’ve rucked 10 miles, on two hours’ sleep, with 80 pounds on your back, without much to eat. But you’ll do your duty. You’ll stand your ground. Because the United States Army never quits. It never accepts defeat. It always puts the mission first. And you, my friends, are Army Strong.[..]”
virtual certainty = nav nekādu šaubu, noteikti, bez šaubām.