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Countering Hugo Chávez's Anti-U.S. Arms Alliance

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Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stephen Johnson; Ariel Cohen; William L. T. Schirano

Topic: International relations (International peace and security)

Keywords: National security; immigration arms

Type: Brief

Coverage: Venezuela

Abstract:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's military buildup and aggressive policies could endanger U.S. allies in Latin America and a major source of U.S. oil imports. U.S. policymakers should strengthen regional alliances to prevent aggression, sanction Chávez in international forums, and press suppliers like Russia to withhold sales of offensive weapons systems