Forbes | 8/20/2009 12:00:00 AM
Chavez: Unchecked And Unchallenged
Aug 20--Venezuela's growing threat to U.S. security.
Chávez's latest assault on U.S. security interests centers on Colombia's plans to allow our security personnel to use Colombian bases as part of our long-standing anti-drug cooperation. With great fanfare, Chávez has threatened trade ties with Colombia and instructed his military to be prepared for a confrontation, declaring on Aug. 9, "I call on the people and the armed forces, let's go, ready for combat!"
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