Tensions Rise As US Announces Military Drills Near Embattled Venezuela

The involvement of the U. S. military in an upcoming multilateral military drill in South America has raised concerns over potential ulterior motives on the part of the U. S.
The drill, dubbed ‘Operation: America United,’ will involve the installation of a temporary military base on the triple border shared by the drill’s other participating nations: Peru, Brazil and Colombia.
According to Theofilo de Oliveira, the top general of the Brazilian Armed Forces, the U. S. military will carry out the drill along with the three Latin American nations this November over a period of ten days. The Brazilian military has asserted that the objective of the exercise is to ‘ develop greater knowledge, share experiences and develop mutual trust.’ Brazilian government officials have strongly denied rumors that the exercise will lead to the establishment of a multinational military base in the Amazon.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 9, 2017.


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