More than a dozen retired military officers are urging the Trump administration to keep normalizing relations with Cuba to strengthen U.S. national security interests.

In a letter sent Thursday to White House national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, 16 retired military officers ask the administration to continue to expand U.S.-Cuba relations made under former President Barack Obama in travel, terrorism, border control, environmental protections and trade.



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4/30/17 Cuban plane crashes, kills 8 troops on board, military says
AP, CBS News
4/20/17 Current Record
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3/5/17 Report: Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
3/1/17 It’s only a drill: Guantánamo rehearses Caribbean migrant crisis
Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald
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2/13/16 U.S. missile inadvertently shipped to Cuba has been returned
CNN
2/12/16 Unlikely Allies: U.S. and Cuban Armed Forces
William LeoGrande, World Policy
2/10/16 Cuban colonel meets in Miami with U.S. officials
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
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10/26/15 Manufacturing Crisis: Cuban Troops in Syria
William LeoGrande, The Huffington Post
10/17/15 Cuba denies it has sent troops to Syria to help Assad
Reuters
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6/30/14 The Party and the Army: Civil-Military Relations in Cuba
William LeoGrande, Huffington Post
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11/8/11 Raul Castro Names New Cuban Defense Minister
The New York Times
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9/8/11 Cuba’s next Defense Minister a puzzle
By Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald
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2/24/11 Would Cuba’s soldiers pull the trigger?
Marifeli Perez-Stable, Miami Herald
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7/28/08 Castro: Defense is priority
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3/11/08 When spies become diplomats