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MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- Russia expressed interest in using Cuban airfields during patrol missions of its strategic bombers, Russia's Interfax news agency reported
"There are four or five airfields in Cuba with 4,000-meter-long runways, which absolutely suit us," Maj. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev told Interfax.
Originally posted by FredT
Meh, it really does not matter and its all politcal grandtanding. If the US is going to put ships in the Black Sea then the Soviets will move thier bear bombers back and forth.
The Monroe Doctrine is a United States policy introduced on December 2, 1823, which said that further efforts by European governments to colonize land or interfere with states in the Americas would be viewed by the United States of America as acts of aggression requiring US intervention. President of the United States James Monroe first stated the doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress. It became a defining moment in the foreign policy of the United States and one of its longest-standing tenets, invoked by U.S. presidents, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, and others.
Originally posted by Gun Totin Gerbil
I don't see why the US would consider this an agressive act . Afterall, they are always telling Russia that a missile shield in Poland is nothing to worry about and is merely there as a defence against possible missile strikes from Iran . Similarly, any Russian presence in Cuba or South America should not be seen as a threat . The Russians are only there to stop any possible missile strikes coming from Jamaica .