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Cuban Military

Manufacturing Crisis: Cuban Troops in Syria

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
William M. LeoGrande

The report that Cuban troops had deployed to Syria to drive Russian tanks in support of the Syrian government swept across conservative social media like a firestorm earlier this month after the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies posted it, citing no sources whatsoever.

The Party and the Army: Civil-Military Relations in Cuba

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
William M. LeoGrande

Today, eight ministries are led by career military officers, three of whom are still on active duty.

Where Are Abela's Guajiros?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I go in search of that original exemplar of Cubanness that is rural man. However, under the scorching sun of August, instead of "Abela's guajiros," I find people dressed in military garb.

Cuba Prepares For U.S. Invasion With 3 Days Of Intense Military Exercises

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuba's armed forces launched three days of intense military exercises across the island Thursday, a mobilization that state-controlled ...