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    Can we possibly end up in Venezuela also?

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...rHfa9FfkoORoOA

    How thin can we stretch our military?
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    We have roughly 1.5 million active duty military with 200,000 of them deployed overseas in 177 locations. Considering how many were in Afghanistan and Iraq at their peak we would probably be just fine.
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    I'd kinda like them to be home a while, or along our border.

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    The vast majority of our military is home and has been for a few years. Only abut 13% are deployed. As far as being on the border with illegal crossings way down and ICE hiring more border agents why do we need the military on the border? I guess we could rotate National Guard units as part of their yearly training.
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    Venezuela needs to be taken care of by its neighbors.










    Sadly, it has one of if not the largest oil reserve in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56NATO View Post
    Venezuela needs to be taken care of by its neighbors.










    Sadly, it has one of if not the largest oil reserve in the world.
    This is what I am thinking. And who will pay for the deployment?

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    Lol our grandkids, just like always.
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    Ah so. Another country that needs the U.S. to provide them with "freedom."

    The never-ending neocon obsession with providing non-European (i.e., non-white) countries with freedom is sort of the modern version of what Kipling called the White Man's Burden.

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    Military intervention in Venezuela crisis is unacceptable – Lavrov
    “We are united in the need to overcome the existing disagreements in the country by peaceful means through a nationwide dialogue as soon as possible, without any external pressure, not to mention the unacceptability of the threats of military intervention in the internal affairs of this country,” Lavrov stated.
    https://www.rt.com/news/399755-lavro...-intervention/

    Apparently Cuba and Russia are Maduro's best friends.
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