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2 Mar, 2019 08:35

Military action in Venezuela inevitable?

Venezuela is in chaos! Inflation there is measuring in seven figures, trade sanctions have disrupted commerce, and two men claim to be in charge: sitting President Nicolas Maduro, and legislative leader Juan Guaido. Is US military action in Venezuela now inevitable? Even imminent? Holland Cooke speaks with Dan Kovalik, professor of international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Employees identifying themselves as “a global coalition of Microsoft workers” have published an open letter to Microsoft President Brad Smith and CEO Satya Nadella, saying “We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used.” But some argue that the US can’t mount an effective national defense without state-of-the-art technology, like the kind produced by Microsoft. Holland discusses this with former Pentagon official Michael Maloof.

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