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swanson:
Russia weighs Cuba, Venezuela bases: report

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Mar 14 07:30 AM US/Eastern

Russia could use bases for its strategic bombers on the doorstep of the United States in Cuba and Venezuela to underpin long-distance patrols in the region, a senior air force officer said Saturday.
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swanson:
Another Day, Another Challenge

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Before the election, the future Vice President, Joseph Biden predicted that his future boss, Barack Obama, would be "tested" early in his Adminstration.
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swanson:
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Russia: Venezuela, Cuba Could Offer Bomber Bases

March 14, 2009 | 1526 GMT

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has offered Russia the use of an island as a temporary base for strategic bombers, The Associated Press reported March 14, citing comments by Maj. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev, Russian chief of staff for long-range aviation, published by Interfax news agency. Zhikharev said Cuba also could be used as a base for the planes, but the Kremlin said the plan was hypothetical.

swanson:
www.stratfor.com

Russia: The Logic Behind the Base Rhetoric

STRATFOR TODAY ยป March 16, 2009 | 2230 GMT

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