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Cuba prepares for possible U.S. attack

Dec. 14, 2004 at 7:08 PM

HAVANA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Cuba's military is preparing for what its government says is eventual aggression from the United States, Reforma reported Tuesday.

Training under the slogan "The War of All the People," the Cuban army Monday performed exercises not in use since the Ronald Reagan years in the 1980s when the Cuban government feared a possible invasion dictated by Washington.

"In the face of an eventual armed attack on the island, we will not only mobilize the troops, but also every revolutionary and every Cuban patriot to have a way, place, and form to combat the enemy," Gen. Leonardo Andollo said on a state-run television program.

Raul Castro, minister of the revolutionary armed forcers and the brother of President Fidel Castro, said on television that Cuba will try to avoid the war, but "while imperialism exists, Cuba will dedicate maximum attention to the defense of the Fatherland."

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