Brazil Expects Conflict Escalations in South America, Adapts Military Strategy

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's armed forces are preparing for armed conflicts in South America. According to the Ministry of Defense, the region is no longer conflict-free. This is the conclusion reached in the draft for the new National Defense Policy (PND) which the government is submitting to Congress this week.

The new military . . .

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