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The new U.S. National Defense Strategy: A “good deal” for the Military-Industrial Complex


On January 19, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis presented in Washington the declassified version of the United States’ National Defense Strategy. In his speech, he made clear the militaristic approach that will be maintained in coming years: “This strategy expands our competitive space, prioritizes preparedness for war.”

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A proud nation

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On the last National Defense Day, yesterday November 20, a tactical maneuver was conducted by the Western Army’s Revolutionary War Navy, illustrating the preparedness of leadership and command bodies, and that of troops.

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Raúl launches Strategic Exercise Bastion 2016

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Beginning today and through the 18th, we will conduct the Strategic Exercise Bastion 2016, which will culminate with the National Defense Days, Saturday the 19th and Sunday, November 20. In accordance with our doctrine of “War by the Entire People,” its fundamental objective is to increase the degree of preparation and cohesion of our leadership bodies and commands at all levels, with troops, the economy, and the population.

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Strategic Exercise “Bastión 2016″ scheduled November 16-18


As part of continuous efforts to maintain the country’s defense preparedness, the Strategic Exercise “Bastión 2016″ is scheduled to take place November 16-18. Objectives include the training of leadership bodies and command staff in different entities responsible for the nation’s defense; and the organization of work to keep the population and troops prepared to respond to different enemy actions.