Rough Diplomacy


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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How to Stop a Tank

NATO has joined the YouTube “do-it-yourself” brigade — detailing how to trap advancing tanks . The minute-long video, complete with wire-frame graphic guides and drone footage, was uploaded yesterday. It is titled “How to stop a tank using felled trees.” The accompanying screed explains the technique, where large trees are…

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