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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Blowing their trumpet

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Jason Wordie

    ... British military bands could be obtained for a price (the Hong Kong Police Band can still be hired for various occasions); even the Salvation Army was not above renting out its band ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: forcing the issue

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jason Wordie

    ... of riots and a military response to them is even publicly mentioned should have alarm bells ringing at the highest levels. Frighteningly – yet predictably – what passes for leadership in Hong Kong ... the crisis ends is even further compromised. At various tense times in Hong Kong’s past, the military have been called out to help maintain order. In 1956, when Nationalistfomented unrest flared ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: with friends like these …

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:03pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Period (475- 221BC), the state of Qin, centred in present-day Shaanxi province, had the most powerful military force in China. Many other states tried several times to form alliances to counter ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: flights, camera, action

    Posted May 17th 2014, 11:06pm by Jason Wordie

    ... those in other parts of the city, with multiple attachments. A worst-case civil-emergency situation, regularly practised for by joint military/ civilian response teams, involved a fully laden ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: land of make believe

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:09pm by Jason Wordie

    ... of principle and resign. Whatever the justifications of the People’s Liberation Army access corridor along the Central waterfront (and a reasonable view maintains that military use is justified, both ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm

    ... on the Mississippi River, in Illinois. His diverse career spanned radio, television, film, military service and politics. He also triumphed over a hearing impairment, colon cancer, prostate problems and skin ... including one particularly bellicose US president … George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the US, launched the “war on terror” in 2001, an international military campaign that included sending ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: pride and prejudice

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Jason Wordie

    ... but, “on morals grounds”, the military OBE recommended was not awarded. To compound irony upon insult, the British official in Tokyo responsible was John Profumo, whose squalid peccadillos ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: border personalities

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:31am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Border personalities In an attempt to justify his country's military intervention in its smaller neighbour, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed there had been an "unconstitutional takeover" in Ukraine. Some 600 years ago, China, under the Ming dynasty, invoked a similar reason for invading southern neighbour Vietnam. In 1400, ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: assassin's creed

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:59pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... and the Japanese military machine eventually overran much of Asia, leaving a legacy that poisons the region to this day. In 1542, an assassination attempt was made on the Ming dynasty Jiajing Emperor as he ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: planners not all at sea

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:46pm by Jason Wordie

    ... This tritely obvious statement is somehow meant to prove just how hopelessly out of touch colonial military planners were in the face of the looming threat from Japan in the late 1930s. ... preoccupied with plans for their evening sundowner than anything they were actually drawing a salary to do. Yet while some individuals undoubtedly epitomised the stereotype, most pre-war military ...




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