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In the midst of the Mapuche takeovers, the armed forces will hold military exercises in Vaca Muerta


For now they will be drills at nuclear power plants, hydroelectric plants, lithium deposits and other 'strategic objectives'.

The Armed Forces will begin to carry out with their troops a series of military exercises in the so-called "strategic objectives" of the country.

They will begin, no later than June, at the Vaca Muerta Deposit, in the province of Neuquén.

For now they will be drill.

But the goal is for it to be a permanent policy.

After Vaca Muerta they will continue with the armed custody of

lithium deposits, nuclear power plants, hydroelectric plants, nodal centers of cybernetic infrastructure, ports and airports.

There will be

eight campaign plans, but they will start with three.

After Vaca Muerta they will continue through

Bahía Blanca and the Atlantic area.

The fact that they chose Vaca Muerta as a starting point becomes relevant due to

the growing conflict generated in the advance of the radicalized Mapuche groups

that have been taking by force properties of high strategic value.

And also in the context of land seizures in other provinces, such as those suffered by the Army itself in Mendoza,

and where, in a controversial ruling, Justice gave the property to the occupants.

In Río Negro, he agreed with the Army.

Some 4 million barrels have been exported from the most important oil field in Argentina between January and February.

The exercises of the Armed Forces will involve members of the

Army, the Air Force and also the Navy, when the infrastructure to be guarded involves the Atlantic Ocean.

The military will carry out exercises in Vaca Muerta and other "strategic objectives."

In the center of the photo, General Juan Martín Paleo, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

To his right is Vice Chancellor Pablo Tettamanti.

It was the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, General Juan Martín Paleo, who made the announcement.

It was during the presentation of the so-called

Defense White Paper 2023,

in which the objectives of the defense and the actions regarding custody and the country's doctrine are set.

He maintained that

"everyone will be passed through the Cabinet sieve"

and specified:

"We are going to put into practice our ability to deploy military means to deter and, if necessary, defend our objectives of strategic value."

Jorge Taiana's presentation was forbidden to the press.

It was last week.

But the audiovisual material can already be seen from Monday on the networks.

And it had a strong impact on the press in Patagonian provinces such as Neuquén and Río Negro.

At the time, when the Mauricio Macri government wanted to implement this measure,

Kirchnerism criticized it


The former Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, today campaigning as a presidential candidate, came to sign a

resolution that extended the jurisdiction of the National Gendarmerie over Vaca Muerta

, and the Ministry of Defense sought to guard the so-called strategic objectives of the country.

In 2019, the provision was issued six months before the end of the government cycle and the Military Planning Cycle did not begin.


the cycle has been completed and the plans have been prepared, which guide the necessary equipment and the training of the Forces

, said sources soaked with the announcement that was made without detailing how many troops and how much equipment will be used for each exercise but it is assumed very important.

The military will carry out exercises in Vaca Muerta and other "strategic objectives."

The minister Jorge Taiana and the professor of the Di Tella University, Jorge Battaglino

In his fifteen-minute presentation, Paleo first referred to the old concept of geography that separates the borders of nations with the corresponding land, naval, and later air operations.

If a space was passed, another country was being invaded.

“With our strategic scheme, clearly and with the evolution of the art of war, it seemed to us that this strategic concept was somewhat outdated, so we decided to use that concept that guides us, to an evolution of geography that is connectography


", said.

Unlike geography, connectography relates infrastructure and supply chain.

“The concept of borders remains the same but more developed.

But where does the Cyber ​​Defense border pass?

Through cyberspace.

If we go to the geographical concept it does not work.

An airport that is within its own territory and connects in turn as a point to the outside from the inside, isn't that a border?

he asked himself.

Paleo referred to the exercise carried out by the armed forces in Las Toninas, “It is perhaps the main cyber defense frontier of our country because it is the nodal center through which more than 80% of our connectivity passes, which comes out there.

Isn't that a border that we must protect?"

Then, following the same logic, he wondered if a nuclear power station, or a thermoelectric power station, or a hydroelectric power station, which is the route through which energy enters or leaves our country, was not a border to defend.

"A lithium or Vaca Muerta (hydrocarbon) deposit, like other deposits we have, are they not borders through which the currencies (for dollars) that our country needs to develop enter? So, should we not consider it to defend it?"

The exercises for the Defense of strategic objectives became known just after the announcements by the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa and Taiana that the "salary hierarchy" for the Armed Forces will finally begin to be applied, the delayed promise of an equalization with the security forces.

This will imply an increase of at least 60% for the forces between now and 2024, which implied a change of climate in the mood of the military.

Source: clarin

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