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  • Subic Bay Philippines
    For many centuries, Subic Bay was recognized as a deep safe harbour. Realizing Subic Bay’s potentials, the Spaniards used the bay as a port to defend and maintain the Philippines as a part of their empire in the 17th century. In 1885, it was built into a naval base that utilized the safe harbors and natural resources. After their victory over the Spaniards in 1898, a naval repair and supply base in Subic Bay was established by the Americans Read More...
  • Review - A. Carter, W. Perry, J. Steinbruner, “A New Concept of Cooperative Security”
    The concept of cooperative security is to prevent aggression by making preparations to do so more difficult. The concept of collective security is to deter aggression through counter threat. The reconciliation of the concept of defensive forces with the need for power projection is not that difficult to follow since many of our systems are both offensive and defensive at the same time. However, these mutually reinforcing concepts assume that wa Read More...
  • Athens - The Hill of the Nymphs and its Surroundings
    The Hill of the Nymphs, situated north of the Pnyx, is crowned by the National Observatory designed by Theophil Hansen in 1842, and offered to the Nation by Baron George Sinas, Hellenic Consul General at Vienna, whose son, Baron Simon Sinas, following his father's example, made a further donation for its maintenance and the purchase of equipment. Later a second building with a more powerful telescope and a seismological station were added. The hi Read More...
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