U.S. War "Games" in Latin America

September 16, 2013

As if U.S. imperialism were no longer the number one threat to peace in the world, U.S. Southern Command described its latest naval training drills, hosted by Colombia, as "defensive."

Nevertheless, the exercise brought military forces not only of the United States, but also of Canada and Britain right into the waters of the Western Caribbean Sea.

The 55th annual UNITAS naval exercises, which took place this year from September 8-15, involved 6 more warships than last year, bringing the total to 19. Other participants were the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Chile and Peru. This year the U.S. also invited observers from Germany as well as Belize, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama and Mexico.

The anti-imperialist, democratic tradition of the American people demands a democratic foreign policy which calls for an end to the militarization of our country's economic and social life, the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops stationed abroad, an end to U.S. participation in aggressive military alliances, and an end to all U.S. intervention and pressure against other countries.