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Jean-François Caron

Air Force insists that the use of these amphetamines is voluntary and that pilots must sign a consent form before using them, 11 this form states that pilots can be grounded if they decline. Anyone who knows the military system even remotely is aware that grounding – whatever the circumstances – can have serious implications for a pilot's career. This this policy tends to put indirect pressure on a pilot to take the pills, even if he or she

in A theory of the super soldier
Jean-François Caron

effectiveness, the state saw the numerous negative long-term effects of the pill as a necessary evil, even though some soldiers became addicted to the drug and suffered dizziness, depression, and hallucinations, while others died of heart failure or shot themselves or their comrades during psychotic phases (Hurst, 2013 ). These historical examples should not be taken lightly and should not lead us to neglect

in A theory of the super soldier
An interview with David Donoghue
Graham Spencer

, however, was in effect the trade-off for unionists, since, just as they were being asked to contemplate North–South co-operation, which for them was unpalatable, so we had to show that we would be willing to recognise their identity and their sense of Britishness in East–West structures. They would have liked us to swallow the pill of some closer relationship with Britain in Strand Three as a kind of quid

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
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Philip Hammond

defence of core national interests’ (11 December), then as an ‘extremely risky operation’ and a ‘dubious enterprise’ (18 December) and finally as ‘an operation that is already beginning to resemble a dog’s breakfast’ (20 December). The Mail sugared the pill, hailing the ‘brilliant victory’ over the Taliban and repeatedly praising the ‘courage, professionalism and skill’ of

in Framing post-Cold War conflicts
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Michael D. Leigh

Chapman was not placated. He was annoyed that Sheldon had made no provision for the anticipated shortfall, and feared that the present grant reduction was the ‘thin end of the wedge’. 32 His pessimism was justified. Twelve more reductions in government funding followed in quick succession. Dr Chaney of ABM described it as an ‘ever closing circle of restrictions on our mission schools’. 33 Government budget deficits necessitated these reductions in expenditure, but it made the pill no easier to swallow. 34 Public

in Conflict, politics and proselytism