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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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China slowly slipping into the western hemisphere MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
9 mo
That it is.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Cuba is such a mess...and going into debt to China...what could possibly go wrong?
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
9 mo
Stay tuned. . . .
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GySgt Thomas Vick
GySgt Thomas Vick
9 mo
Absolutely stay tuned.
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SGT Mary G.
SGT Mary G.
9 mo
Wrong!? lol.
(Let's hope it's not something akin to "Bay of Pigs" or worse.)
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PO2 Marco Monsalve
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Part of the key is Cuba's nickel deposits. China not only looks for global positioning but alo those areas where it can begin to control needed natural resources.
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GySgt Thomas Vick
GySgt Thomas Vick
9 mo
You nailed that PO2 Monsalve
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SGT Mary G.
SGT Mary G.
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I have to wonder how much "harm" Cuba tries to do to other nations, politically. U.S. could have been first in line to do business with Cuba if not for the long-term embargoes that have prevented medicine and food and other necessities from reaching the Cuban people. Personally, I think Cuba's aim for many years has been an intention to make a good life for the Cuban people. We don't live in the 50s any longer . . . for better and worse.
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PO2 Marco Monsalve
PO2 Marco Monsalve
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SGT Mary G. - This would make a great starting point for a conversation of pros and cons. Many analysts in the community believe that the embargo, rather than being a used and managed as a strategic approach, has been primarily used as a political ploy to satisfy a specific group resulting in lost opportunities. Others, and I will admit that I am among them, still see the Cuban regime (not all of Cuba) as a destabilizing player in the region (just take note of Maduro, a trained Cuban intelligence agent, in Venezuela. The regime still has tight controls over the military and police and takes quick action against opposition. Economically many Cubans are better off than they were under the Batista regime with better schools and healthcare, but with few possibilities for the future. To give you an idea of how tight things are still controlled, we provided guidance to Tourists going to Cuba to be very careful about their conversations with tour guides on buses and other tourist conveyances. Not for the safety of the tourist but because all of those conveyances were wired and monitored and the guides could lose their jobs ( a very coveted position ), or worse, for carrying on the wrong conversation. Sorry to be so long winded but you posed an excellent question and I believe it deserved more than a 1 line answer.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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