But prior administrations of both parties were generally more protective of the nation’s secrets, according to six people familiar with the conduct, including those who worked in the West Wing during the Barack Obama and George W. Bush presidencies.”That’s the smart thing to do. That’s the standard thing to do,” said Paul Pillar, former deputy chief of the intelligence community’s counterterrorism center who served nearly three decades at the CIA.
1 extra pair of my prescription glasses(you don have to include this, but it would sure be considerate if you carried around a pair of my glasses in case I need them), 1 change of clothes(underwear, pants, shirt, socks), 1 pair of work gloves, my Arc knee caps, 1 litre bottle of water, a charger cable(or cables if you have multiple separate devices), 2 disposable lighters, 1 firesteel and bag of tinder, a flashlight, a knife of some sort, a multitool(usually leatherman MUT EOD), a shemagh, my tired old National Geographic Buff, a notebook and pen, a map of the region, a compass, a small sewing kit, about 20ft of 1″nylon rolled up with a few sliders, a roll of duct tape, a handfull of zip ties, about 100ft of paracord and a carabiner capable of supporting my weight plus the bag, at least one rolled up garbage bag(preferably the thicker brands, they resist wear and tear a bit better), some sort of snack sack(I usually do something like a bag of almonds and some chocolate, stuff that doesn exactly perish if you leave it in there an extra week), and last but certainly not least a ziplock bag of novelty patches and pins to adorn my bag with(at the moment it a Canadian Gun Nut patch, a CSSA pin, and my first blood donation pin on the outside). If it wintertime I swap out the underwear for longjohns and throw in a pair of glove liners. If it rain season I throw in a thin rain jacket and umbrella.
As a Nordic who has it it easy to travel inside Europe. It has been a shame to see so many large European cities being totally overrun by tourists with the influx of Chinese especially past 15 years. Rome 20 years ago compared to 3 years is a very different place.
During the past few years, Khamenei has been pressing his concept of a resistance economy whereby Iran would shed its need for foreign contracts and commerce. “Instead of reliance on the oil revenues, Iran should be managed through reliance on its internal forces and the resources on the ground,” he said last month. Writing in the conservative daily Khorasan last year, commentator Mehdi Hasanzadeh went further: “An economy that relies on domestic [production] rather than preliminary agreement or the lifting of a small part of sanctions or even all sanctions will bring a great economic victory.” In the impractical universe of conservatives, Iran can meet the basic needs of its people by developing local industries.