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North Macedonia

Old 31st Mar 2020, 22:15
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North Macedonia

On March 27, North Macedonia officially joined NATO.

In his
press statement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that North Macedonia’s accession should remind other aspirant nations that NATO’s door remains open to them, and reaffirmed America’s commitment to the Article 5.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 10:54
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about time TBH - ridiculous posturing by the Greeks over the years
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 13:19
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Nice place BTW. I was stationed in Skopje during the early noughties and had a good time there, still ranks as probably the safest city I've lived in.

WX can go to pot when the fog rolls in for weeks on end during the winter.
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I attended staff college a few years back with the Commander of their SF Battalion. Hard as nails and one of the deepest and cleverest thinkers I've met. Desperately keen to 'do the right thing' and it transpired we were at HQ ISAF at the same time - he commanded the FP Coy there. We paid him a visit several summers back at Lake Ohrid - unbelievable hospitality (embarrassingly so) and ate enough meat in a day to last us for a month or so. And let's not mention about alcohol...

However, their MOD is riven by tribal politics and nepotism, sadly. Like the rest of the Balkans.

And Skopje has been ruined by monumentalist architecture created by their slightly bonkers President, compared with when I was there in 1999 at Petrovac Airport with Spt Helo Force, on OP ANGRY KOALA
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