Meanwhile, live-fire missile exercises loudly crash target vessels to the bottom of the sea.
Nathan Swire is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school he served for four years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, primarily with the Second Cavalry Regiment based out of Vilseck, Germany. He holds a bachelor's degree in Government from Dartmouth College.
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