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Unformatted text preview: thern tip of Delaware to the central coast of Florida, covering 167 million acres of ocean.” ¶ Obviously, the action is intended to respond to the United States’ need for oil and our dependence on foreign sources. One large foreign source currently is Venezuela, whose leader, Hugo Chavez, is a sworn enemy of the U.S.¶ According to The Times of April 3, “Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin of Russia visited Venezuela on Friday to sign a series of military and oil agreements with President Hugo Chavez, who is seeking to expand ties with Russia as a way of countering the influence of the United States in Latin America.”¶ The Times also reported that “Mr. Chavez had suggested before Mr. Putin’s arrival that the countries could cooperate ambitiously on nuclear energy and a satellitelaunching base in Venezuela.”¶ What would we do if Venezuela invited Russia to build a missile launch pad, or Russia provided Venezuela with the plans and materials for building nuclear weapons? Would there be a replay of...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at Berkeley.
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