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The Miami Herald reported on Friday that the United States has re-established the Fourth Fleet, which was formed in 1943 and disbanded after WW2.

Fourth Fleet to sail again in Latin America

It's official: The Pentagon formally announced Thursday that it is reestablishing an administrative entity called the Fourth Fleet -- to oversee Navy vessels that sail the Caribbean, Central and South America...

''Reestablishing the Fourth Fleet recognizes the immense importance of maritime security in the southern part of the Western Hemisphere and signals our support and interest in the civil and military maritime services in Central and South America,'' Adm. Gary Roughead, the Pentagon's most senior naval officer, said in a statement released Thursday.

Personally, I see it as a threatening move against Venezuela, Ecuador, and other left leaning Latin American governments. Ecuador wants the U.S. out of their country, which also happens to be home to the only U.S. base in South America.

by Magnifico on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 02:09:39 AM EST

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