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We chanced to stumble across a picture this morning of three de Havilland Tiger Moths flying over Highclere Castle: Fans of Downton Abbey will, of course, recognize the location. They may also recall that, early in the show, the Abbey was used as a convalescent home for soldiers wounded in World War I. As it … Continue reading
International law; specifically, discussing the Argentine attack on a Liberian tanker in the Falklands War. Prof. S.: Were they state actors? They had airplanes with guns. Do any private companies have airplanes with guns? Smartarse Student: Blackwater.
On this day in history, a head of state was deposed by a group of Senators led by one of his closest friends. A successful general, he enjoyed popular support among the citizens, but was accused of numerous crimes against the republic; when ordered to stand trial, he responded not by submitting to the lawful … Continue reading