Overseas (OCONUS) jobs are available in a variety of locations, from Afghanistan and Kuwait to the South Korea and Germany. Positions may be 100 percent deployed, contract or permanent positions. Veterans are often preferred for combat zone jobs but military experience is not required for all overseas positions. Locality pay adjustments and tax incentives may apply for some positions.
For the first time in a decade, peace talks are going on between representatives from FARC and the Colombian government, having started on the 17th of October in Oslo and moved to Havana on the 5th of November.
After the end of the Cold War the United States was left standing as the world’s only superpower and that has remained unchallenged until recently, with China showing its interest in challenging the U.S.
Why does Syria matter? Your average semi-informed American would say something along the lines of human rights violations to the absence of democracy, but most people could not give you a straight answer, let alone point to it on a map.
Chinese influence around the world, especially in resource-rich states, is in the process of taking another step towards expansion. The Pakistani deep-water Gwadar Port, in the Baluchistan Province is about to come into Chinese control. The Singapore Port Authority (SPA), partnered with the National Logistics Cell and AKD Group are in the process of abandoning the effort of establishing the port as a major shipping center and port. Prior to being given to the SPA and their partners in 2007 with a 40 year contract, the Chinese government invested $288 million (U.S.) in what is still Pakistan’s only deep-water sea port.
My goal was simply to get a job with more opportunities and less hardships than driving a truck in Afghanistan while enduring the sweltering heat of summer, dealing with the choking dust and dirt of the Hundred Days of Wind similar to the notorious Santa Ana winds.