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The entire region was a hodgepodge of colonial outposts, sea gypsies, Christian missionaries, tea thieves, and Chinese admirals spreading Islam.
As for the G-Unit admiral, Eminem allowed his protege to dig into his own catalog during his time on stage.
After several months, an interrogator began pressuring him to accept a chance to go home, ahead of other Americans—his father was a high-ranking admiral.
The admiral had been Trump's choice for to fill the vacant ambassador post in Australia, but that nomination was pulled hours before his confirmation hearing in April.
Davidson, the former head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, will succeed Harry Harris, the admiral who’s slated to become the ambassador to South Korea.
Nevertheless, fleet commander admiral José Fernandez de Santillan decided to sail the San José for Europe, despite the ongoing War of the Spanish Succession.
That holiday was possibly Admiral Dewey Day — which marked the return of the admiral after the U.S. victory over Spain in the Philippines — but researchers aren’t sure.
Haspel's opponents include more than 100 retired admirals and generals, who said the use of torture by the CIA encourages foreign governments to torture Americans.
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It is a curiosity of history that the word admiral has its source in Arabic, the language of a desert people who acquired their seafaring skills after the great expansion of Islam in the seventh century. As the name for a Muslim chieftain, the Arabic word amir appears as a loanword in medieval Latin documents in spellings such as amiratus, admirandus, and admirallus. These words display a variety of suffixes and an added d, through confusion with the Latin verb admirari, “to admire.” The ending -allus is probably from the Arabic article al, which actually belongs to the following word in phrases such as amir al-‘ali, “supreme commander.” The application of admirallus to a commander of a fleet originated in 12th-century Sicily, was adopted by the Genoese, and then spread to countries throughout western Europe, including France and England.
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: a high-ranking officer in the navy
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