Sat 12 Sep, 2015 10:04 am
(1) Does " tempers our judgments" refer to "restrains our judgments"?
(2) Does "National Guard Officer" refer to that Mr.Andrews is a National Guard Officer?
1) The potential volatility of Chinese society and politics tempers our judgments on short-term probabilities.
2) Prepared under the auspices of William Andrews, National Guard Officer. Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Andrews.
Here "temper" means to modify or moderate.
I've never seen "National Guard Officer."
It should have his office stated:
Lieutenant, U.S. Army, National Guard.
He would not be addressed as "Mr."