BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States will deploy warships in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean as part of efforts to combat drug trafficking.

Trump indicated during a press conference with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Millie, that this measure is necessary given the “growing danger” posed by drug traffickers.

Trump considered that drug cartels might take advantage of the spread of the coronavirus, pointing out that the U.S. will not allow this.

Trump added that the U.S. Army’s southern command would intensify reconnaissance missions, and that the United States would double its capabilities in the region.

In turn, Mark Esper stressed that more must be done to prevent drugs from reaching the American coast.

The Reuters News Agency’s sources said that the aim of this step is to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government and its allies, but that is not in preparation for military action against Venezuela.

U.S. officials have indicated that despite President Donald Trump’s statements that all options are on the table regarding Venezuela, the United States does not want to use military force  because that could lead to it entering a new conflict abroad.

The United States has recently accused Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and some senior officials in Venezuela of involvement in the drug trade.

Venezuela rejected the accusations, considering them part of the American efforts to topple the regime in the country.

 

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Seamus O'Neill
Seamus O'Neill
2020-04-03 13:30

” Trump indicated during a press conference with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Millie, that this measure is necessary given the “growing danger” posed by drug traffickers.” Would the simplest way to achieve this not be to disband the CIA. The world and its dog know that they, along with a few other alphabet enforcement agencies are the world’s biggest drug cartels !

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-03 00:35

Remember Barry Seal, Manuel Noriega, Oliver North, etc etc etc? The best way to fight drugs trafficking is to legalise them! And it’s also much cheaper to help addicts out rather than doing yet another war on drug that will only make the cartels and mafias richer. Once you legalise, the prices fall and the cartels go bankrupt. Same cräp with the alcohol prohibition one century ago… Oh, BTW, Eliot Ness died from… Cirrhosis!!! At the contrary, the most permissive countries are the one with the lesser numbers of junkies, and as it’s very cheap, they also don’t need to… Read more »

Sony
Sony
2020-04-03 09:14
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

I had a list of 10 bigest sintetic drug dealer on the list of USA ministry of justice. All of them were citizens of Israel.It was condition somewhere at 2008.Could you tell us more about it?

albert collins
albert collins
2020-04-03 11:14
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

read the title. This has f**k all to do with drugs

Sony
Sony
2020-04-03 15:34
Reply to  albert collins

Yes it has. USA goverment accuse president Maduro for drug trafficking.They explain that action as a fight against drug trafficking. Did you read it ? Try more times.