April 07, 2006

Big Boys Toys

As US warships head towards the coast of Venezuela for "military excercises", the Dutch get dragged into the drama.
The official purpose of these exercises is to "prepare regional security forces" for the 2007 World Cricket Cup in Jamaica.

But the largest military exercise in the Caribbean, taking place throughout April and May, is "Operation Partnership of the Americas," for which the George Washington aircraft carrier strike group – which includes roughly 6,500 sailors, a 60-plane air wing, and three smaller warships – has been deployed to the region.


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