Some air forces ponder whether to dedicate a portion of their fleet to counterinsurgency operations, but in Latin America the question is more likely to be how long that mission will remain the primary focus. If there is a major shift in how the region's air forces approach their future defense needs, the impetus is likely to emerge from Brazil or Venezuela. Brazil, at least on paper, has the most ambitious plans to modernize its military. The country plans to solidify its ...


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