U.S. names trouble spots

March 17, 2006

Miami Herald- Pablo Bachelet

WASHINGTON - The White House's latest National Security Strategy report Thursday listed Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia among the world's seven top trouble spots that could threaten U.S. interests.

The report identifies national security threats and suggests ways the United States should be prepared to respond. It reasserted the need to engage in preventive wars to thwart terrorists and hostile governments, a position initially stated in the 2002 report.

Much of the new 49-page report focuses on Iran, international terrorist groups, the struggle against Islamic radicalism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and weapons of mass destruction.


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