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An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove: Reclaiming the French art of Statecraft Kings of War

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Category: Military

From kingsofwar.org.uk

France has now been engaged in Mali for two weeks. The intervention seems to be typical of the “French touch” by combining a degree of initial improvisation, the right amount of aggressiveness and a difficult- but so far successful- integration with the lesser advanced African forces.

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Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth Past Imperfect

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Category: History

From blogs.smithsonianmag.com

The manager said he had worked at the hotel for seven years and had never seen Ida Wood or her deceased sister. His records indicated that they had moved into the two-room suite in 1907, along with Ida’s daughter, Miss Emma Wood, who died in a hospital in 1928 at the age of 71.

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