By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - Last Monday, April 12th, Brazil and the U.S. signed a comprehensive defense cooperation agreement (DCA) designed to strengthen military ties between the two countries, in spite of lingering tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.
The U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates declared, "This agreement will lead to a deepening of U.S.-Brazil defense cooperation at all levels," adding that it offers, “(a) transparent, positive model for engagement throughout the . . .