Monroe Doctrine, R.I.P.

I wouldn’t be that worried about U.S. military bases in Colombia if I were the Brazilian foreign minister either. (Probably more so if I worked out of Caracas.) What’s interesting, though, is the way a simple basing question in South America now requires regional outreach by the NSA, and the sort of balancing act usually reserved for Asia. To say nothing of the fact that the issue is even a touchy one in Colombia, our best friend in the neighborhood. Curious days for the Monroe Doctrine, to be sure, although I say that without regret. Update: This more detailed article […]

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