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Defining diplomacy



Defining diplomacy
He ordered another bottle … in honor of a career so comfortable that it is called The Career and a ministerial department so superior that it is called The Department. “Les Ambassades”, Roger Peyrefitte Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose.… Read More

Let’s not have to relearn a lesson learned



Let’s not have to relearn a lesson learned
During World War II the United States understood it needed a capability that could occupy, control, and administer liberated by war torn areas of Europe. President Roosevelt, thus, directed the Army to organize, and train a civil administration capability able to assist with governance, security, and development. The Army gathered… Read More

When is an emergency an emergency?



When is an emergency an emergency?
Ever heard of the Gold King Mine or the Animus River in Colorado? Well by now most Americans have. On August 5, 2015, a week ago today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was conducting an investigation of the long-closed mine to determine how to stop the slow release of contaminated… Read More