Military Exercise Begins

HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 26 – The Bastion 2009 Strategic Exercise began in the early morning hours of Thursday, reported IPS citing the local press. This military maneuver, the largest carried out in the island since 2004, “will make it possible to increase the deterrent capacity to avoid a military confrontation, according to the principle that there is no better way of winning a war than avoiding it,” affirmed the ruling Communist Party’s official daily.