The chief of investigations for Cuba’s National Revolutionary Police, a part of the military-controlled Ministry of the Interior, where
he plays a key law enforcement role in a state where beating and arresting human rights activists is considered law enforcement,
at the invitation of the U.S. military command for Latin America.
. . .
Welcome to the brave new world of military-to-military contact with Cuba, the Obama administration’s latest idea for engagement with that island nation.
The WaPo editorial board advises caution (emphasis added),
Normalizing military-to-military ties between the United States and Cuba, for the sake of fighting drugs or other “common threats,” would imply that civilian rule doesn’t matter so much to us anymore — that Cuba’s military is morally equivalent to its hemispheric counterparts — when, in fact, it is deeply complicit in political repression and corruption.
“Would imply that civilian rule doesn’t matter so much to us anymore”? Call me a cynic, but, when it comes to the Obama administration, that train left the station a long time ago.
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