Rough Diplomacy

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Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)

It is the policy of the United States that U.S. Defense personnel should not be sent to foreign countries unless sufficient status safeguards are assured. Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs) are the means by which this policy is given effect. They define the legal status of U.S. Department of Defense…

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The Troubles

Whether it’s in the Middle East conflicts , crime ridden American cities, or the tension by the two Koreas, the efforts to quell the violence always use  North Ireland as an example. That being said, North Ireland is treading that peace carefully, as some still think it incomplete. The history…

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You and what army: Ivor Thor-Gray

Ivor Thord-Gray (April 17, 1878 – August 18, 1964) was a Swedish-born adventurer, soldier, ethnologist, writer and linguist.He participated in 13 different wars across several continents. Biography He was born Thord Ivor Hallström in the Södermalm district in central Stockholm, Sweden as the second son of a primary school teacher,…

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