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Karna Upadhyay Conflict/Cooperation WSJ 2/10/03 Navy is done with its Vieques target practice On Sunday, the US navy said that they had concluded their targeting exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. They say that they will leave this island by May 1 and will move to locations in Florida and on US mainland. However, Puerto Rican protestors continue to doubt that the Navy will leave as designed and blame the Navy for environmental and health problems on the island. This article is news because the training exercises have been criticized since 1999 when an off-target bomb killed a civilian guard.
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Unformatted text preview: Also, civilian protestors have been lobbying to move the target practice, because it is causing environmental and health problems. Over the years, more than 1000 protestors have been arrested for trespassing on Navy land. This article reminds me of the ancient civilization of Greece, specifically the city-state of Sparta. Sparta was a very militaristic society and they thought that having good soldiers was the key to having a great society. Their whole lives revolved around training to become the best soldiers; they were soldiers until they turned 60....
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