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Argentina has now ceased to be a capable military power

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Old 24th May 2018, 01:11
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Argentina has now ceased to be a capable military power

Argentina is heading towards a dark place. When you run a nations forces down to zero, eventually mutiny rears it's ugly head and to be honest with the incompetent mismanagement of the nation and economy for at least the last 30 years who could blame them for saying there is little likelihood of a sustainable recovery in the coming years?

'Argentina Raises Key Rate to 40%, Bringing Economic Uncertainty'

The below assessment of her armed forces makes painful reading.
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/arge...ilitary-power/
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One of the many reasons for the present military situation is that the Kircheners were terrified of a coup.... a de-barked military is no threat.

Interesting that no mention is made of them losing a third of their submarine force six months ago.

'the incompetent mismanagement of the nation and economy for at least the last 30 years' ... I think it goes back a lot further than that.... they have defaulted on sovereign debt 8 times since - I think - the 1890s....

Their neighbours are probably quite happy with the situation... as they say in Chile 'never trust an Argentine with a map'.... an Argentine with a map *and* a functioning military is indeed a dangerous thing...
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