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.
The worldwide defense industry is facing significant changes as the 50 nations that represent 97 percent of the world’s defense spending cut military budgets and reprioritize defense, according to the Global Defense Outlook 2013 report by Deloitte.
Military contractors have largely been blessed with immunity from legal actions. Yet one legal student recommends that allowing private military contractors to be sued in some circumstances is the correct course of action.
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.