NATO Allies will continue to support Ukrainian sovereignty and independence, territorial integrity, democratic development, economic prosperity and its status as a non-nuclear weapon state, and the principle of inviolability of frontiers, as key factors of stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe and in the continent as a whole
The NRF provides a visible assurance of NATO’s cohesion and commitment to deterrence and collective defence. Each rotation of the force has to prepare itself for a wide range of tasks. These include contributing to thepreservation of territorial integrity, making a demonstration of force, peace support operations, disaster relief, protecting critical infrastructure and security operations.
Commander Ian Fleming (Dominic Cooper) is away in neutral Lisbon, where he squanders Naval Intelligence petty cash gambling at cards against uniformed Germans in the casino. Then he goes to the gents’ and rescues a pretty refugee. Her Nazi rapist lies dead on the bathroom floor, garrotted with cheese-wire by a man in evening dress who scuttles out. “Help me! I’m Jewish,” she says. What’s an Old Etonian chap to do? Fleming politely ushers her out, and locks the door on the dead man.
Ian Fleming’s recruitment into British Naval Intelligence had nothing to do with Churchill… The move began with Admiral “Blinker” Hall, the spymaster whose skilful exploitation of the Zimmerman Telegram helped bring the United States into the First World War. Hall had come out of retirement on the eve of another world war to coach the new Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral John Godfrey, and advised him to look for a smooth “fixer” from the City of London to help him. Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England, hand-picked Ian Fleming…
NAFTA produced a sea change in how Canadians think about their role in the global economy: no longer wary of U.S. dominance, they have grown confident that they can compete against the best. http://fam.ag/Lolm6u
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS I TOOK OF THE BIG ICE STORM. Wow, I don’t know what to say. The holidays are always rough for me but these photos capture an energizing and inspiring moment. This past semester I learned a lot about Romanticism, J. M . W. Turner and the sublime. It was nice to experience it firsthand. I have a lot of room for improvement in my photography, though. I don’t even know where to begin.
Sorry for the inactivity. I stopped updating with doodles because they were distracting me from personal projects I wanted to work on. I stopped updating with life sketches because they weren’t leading to anything. The reason I started this blog and gave myself a schedule was because I thought it would motivate me. Instead I just felt like I was spamming very unfinished work and not making any progress on what I really wanted to show people. Now I have Kanye West telling me it’s about quantity, not quality, and I don’t know what to think. I’ll figure it out in time but right now I’m just quietly doing my own thing.
J-Rex IS BACK! Keeping it next level as always my friend.
The Soviet Union had a pretty well known lack of regard for the value of human life, but this story shocked me when I read about it. In our last post we told you about some of the United States’ experiments with combat on a nuclear battlefield, well it turns out the USSR was doing the same thing but like a million times worse. Whereas the US exercises Simulated the use of nuclear weapons in a mock battle, the Soviets used an actual 40,000 ton nuke for their field exercise, deliberately exposing people to radioactive fallout.