Venezuelan cadets defeat "imperialist country"
First-year cadets from the different Venezuelan military academies were in El Pao area, inland Cojedes State, northwestern Venezuela, on Saturday morning after two exhausting weeks of training. A total of 3,000 members of military who have taken major courses simulated a conventional war, as part of 2012 joint maneuvers, reported state-run news agency Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN).
In the simulated war, this territory with an area of 98.842 acres belonged to the "Green Country," or the country under attack by an "Imperialist Country." The first attack from the "Country under Attack" was made with Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts, which crossed the sky and launched missiles to neutralize the enemy, the agency highlights.
During the simulated maneuver, the Green Country artillery "destroyed" the supply, communication and control centers of the "Imperialist Country," using Russian made MSTA-S 152 mm howitzer and 122 mm multiple rocket launchers BM-21, respectively.
At the end, the mission was accomplished and the war was over. The "Green Country" regained its independence, the agency reported.
Cadet (Army) Brian Dugarte, stressed that "the new military thinking says that Venezuela remains a country which is purely defensive in nature. Therefore, we can not ignore all this knowledge related to the principles of war."
The very early morning after the presidential election (April 15), both candidates requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to conduct a full audit of the process: one, Henrique Capriles, because he asserts that the election results are different from the ones announced, and the other one, Nicolás Maduro, in order to clear any doubt regarding his victory, and to reinforce his political stance. Nevertheless, as it is already known, President Maduro changed his mind.