Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

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  • Peace Deal Essay

    FARC and Columbian Government Agree to Peace Deal The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia in Spanish), agreed to a ceasefire with the Colombian government. The ceasefire talks have been in the works for four years. The agreement was reached through a series of meetings in Cuba facilitated by Raul Castro, President of Cuba, Rodrigo Lonodono, leader of the FARC, and President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos. The ceasefire agreement comes after 52 years of civil war between the members of the rebel group and the Colombian government. The two parties agreed to a peace agreement that will go into effect on August 29, 2016. The peace deal is set to be formally signed on September 26, 2016. The signing of this peace deal is expected to have a significant impact on the country’s economy and tourism. The FARC was established in 1964 and is Colombia’s biggest rebel group. Manuel Marulanda, a former member of the Colombian Communist Party, partnered with Jacob Arenas to form the organization. Although Columbia was suffering from years of violence prior to the establishment of the FARC, there…

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  • Social Conflict In Colombia

    Colombia appears to be on the brink of peace after more than five decades of bloody civil war that left over a quarter of a million people dead. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as the FARC, and the Colombian government signed a peace deal that ended the longest civil war in the Western Hemisphere. After four years of negotiations, an estimated 7,000 guerrilla fighters pledged to give up their weapons, restart their lives as civilians, and re-brand themselves as a…

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  • Importance Of Diversity In The Military

    sign persons enlisted compared to officer in many cases. Also to take into consideration would be their ASVAB scores to initially even have them eligible for the military. And there is data that suggests that minorities do score lower on certain tests. So either the military would have to lower their standards or see why minorities are scoring lower on military based test. The lowering of test standards could definitely be a slippery slope and have some recruits crying foul or even worse reverse…

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  • Homosexuals In The Military Essay

    The armed services consists of four main branches: the army, navy, marine corps, and the coast guard. These are all branches that help protect our country from harm. Unfortunately, these military force groups have the same problem as well as any other work force. You might say that it’s disorganized, or it may be that we have too much or too little in the force. It could be either of those issues at hand, but one of our main issues today is allowing homosexuals to join our military. Many…

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  • Master Duty Commander Case Study

    I only have a few subordinates under my command. I do not think that I am on the level as Alves, but I believe that I have a lot of powerful influence over them. I know I have a long way to go to progress as a leader within my unit. I do plan to gain more power and influence within my unit as my military career progresses. Expertise, personal attraction, effort, and legitimacy are four personal characteristics that are important sources of power (pgs. 288-292). If I follow these…

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  • Jena Gregor Military Women In The Military Analysis

    very limited. McGregor argues that women deserve the opportunity of attaining higher positions in the military. She support her claims when she points out that, with the exception of Iraq where the front line is nonexistent, women have almost never had the opportunity to engage in combat. This supports her claim because it shows that despite the amount of time women have spent in the military, none of them have actually fought in combat which is unfair and demonstrates gender bias. McGregor…

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  • There Is No Glory In War Analysis

    Except, when then shells fall and fighting begins, the older generation knows the mistake of forcing millions of innocent teenagers into the hellish world of war. After the first month of fighting, it was apparent to the soldiers that this was not what they signed up for. Even with the countless amount of training camp hours, nothing could prepare them for the actual battlefield. By forcing these men to fight in horrific ways, they slow turn into animals. This change of state could be seen with…

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  • Military Robotics History

    created the teletanks, they were modified to be controlled by the radio signals. Weather conditions made it pretty tough to use, but their signal reaches roughly five hundred to fifteen hundred meters away. Soon these teletanks were equipped with machine guns, flamethrowers, and a smoke container for smokescreens. Next, it formed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency which was primarily for developing new technologies to compete with the Soviet Union during the Cold War since they first…

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  • Boot Camp Advantages

    say to get a job, work hard and work your way to the top. It’s fine to be settled with one of the two options, but what benefits are included when starting off? In the United States Armed Forces, one can go to college to obtain a degree and at the same time work hard to make it to the top, and the benefits start once they ship out to boot camp. Now some will use the excuse that they don’t want to die, but one has a better chance of getting in a car accident and dying than they…

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  • The Role Of Women During World War II

    controlled France's prisons. She gave her apartment up to be a safehouse for SOE agents and provided routine intelligence reports to London (Elder). After working with the OSS Hall impacted the war greatly while working for the OSS.With the OSS, Hall was sent back to occupied France, where the Gestapo was still looking for her. This was a very big risk for her to take because if she was caught, she would have been killed. She went undercover, as a milkmaid, she wore baggy clothes and walked…

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