Archived posts from category ‘Southern Partnership Station’

22.11.11
Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Mexico No story has received as much in attention last week as the death of Mexico’s interior minister, Francisco Blake Mora, in a helicopter crash on the morning of Nov. 11. Effectively the vice president in a country without one, head of domestic affairs and CISEN, Mexico’s equivalent of the CIA, Blake [...]

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24.11.09
Navy’s New Southern Fleet: No Carrier Needed

by DAVID AXE Last year the U.S. Navy re-established its 4th Fleet to oversea operations in Latin America. It was part of a broader effort to push naval forces into previously neglected regions, in a bid to build new partnerships and encourage world stability. For its first 18 months, 4th Fleet, headquartered in Florida, sent [...]

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25.09.09
South of the Border, Part Two

By ZACH ROSENBERG Mexicans have some interesting views on drugs and drug violence. On one hand, 95 percent believe that illegal drugs are a big problem, with 73 percent naming them as a very big problem. On the other hand, Mexico leads the recent Latin American trend towards going easy on drug users, having recently [...]

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03.09.09
Columbia City Paper: Dark Trade: Aid-for-Bases, Failed Development Reveal the Dark Side of U.S. “Soft Power”

by DAVID AXE In August last year, the senior officer aboard USS Kearsarge, a U.S. Navy ship deployed to Latin America, issued an unusual order. Capt. Frank Ponds ordered the hundreds of sailors, Marines, soldiers and airmen under his command to avoid using the term “troops” when describing themselves to Latin American reporters. At the time [...]

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24.08.09
Warships International Fleet Review: Rising Star Proposes USN Should Provide Comfort

by DAVID AXE In April, the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort – a converted, 70,000-ton tanker — sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, carrying 900 doctors, nurses and engineers from the U.S. military, civilian agencies, non-government charities and even foreign navies. Their mission: to deliver free medical, dental and veterinary care, plus engineering assistance, to impoverished communities [...]

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19.06.09
Southern Comfort, Part Ten: The Aviator

The U.S. Navy is no stranger to humanitarian missions. But with the emergence of “smart-power” doctrine, focused on building alliances and exporting stability, professional capacity and good governance to what Tom Barnett calls “the gap” of the developing world, Navy humanitarians have found themselves on the front lines of U.S. and world security, especially in [...]

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17.06.09
Southern Comfort, Part Nine: The Master

The U.S. Navy is no stranger to humanitarian missions. But with the emergence of “smart-power” doctrine, focused on building alliances and exporting stability, professional capacity and good governance to what Tom Barnett calls “the gap” of the developing world, Navy humanitarians have found themselves on the front lines of U.S. and world security, especially in [...]

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15.06.09
Southern Comfort, Part Eight: The Master

The U.S. Navy is no stranger to humanitarian missions. But with the emergence of “smart-power” doctrine, focused on building alliances and exporting stability, professional capacity and good governance to what Tom Barnett calls “the gap” of the developing world, Navy humanitarians have found themselves on the front lines of U.S. and world security, especially in [...]

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12.06.09
Southern Comfort, Part Seven: The Coastie

The U.S. Navy is no stranger to humanitarian missions. But with the emergence of “smart-power” doctrine, focused on building alliances and exporting stability, professional capacity and good governance to what Tom Barnett calls “the gap” of the developing world, Navy humanitarians have found themselves on the front lines of U.S. and world security, especially in [...]

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09.06.09
Southern Comfort, Part Six: The Nurse

The U.S. Navy is no stranger to humanitarian missions. But with the emergence of “smart-power” doctrine, focused on building alliances and exporting stability, professional capacity and good governance to what Tom Barnett calls “the gap” of the developing world, Navy humanitarians have found themselves on the front lines of U.S. and world security, especially in [...]

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07.06.09
Southern Comfort, Part Five: The Doctor

The U.S. Navy is no stranger to humanitarian missions. But with the emergence of “smart-power” doctrine, focused on building alliances and exporting stability, professional capacity and good governance to what Tom Barnett calls “the gap” of the developing world, Navy humanitarians have found themselves on the front lines of U.S. and world security, especially in [...]

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06.06.09
Southern Comfort, Part Four: The Doctor

The U.S. Navy is no stranger to humanitarian missions. But with the emergence of “smart-power” doctrine, focused on building alliances and exporting stability, professional capacity and good governance to what Tom Barnett calls “the gap” of the developing world, Navy humanitarians have found themselves on the front lines of U.S. and world security, especially in [...]

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