Trouble Awaits Any Military Intervention in Venezuela
Jan 25, 2019 | 22:52 GMT
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- Many lower-level Venezuelan military personnel could desert their positions if ordered to crack down on opposition demonstrators.
- At the same time, the country's armed forces could quickly muster a hasty defense to resist any outside intervention intent on overthrowing the government.
- Any intervening force would face numerous challenges, including difficult terrain, logistical issues, guerrilla attacks and the prospect of fighting beleaguered but well-equipped Venezuelan forces.