A US Navy Destroyer Just Entered Venezuelan Waters. Is Trump Trying to Start a War?

The USS Nitze is conducting what the US military is calling a “freedom of navigation operation… contesting an excessive maritime claim by Venezuela.”

USS Nitze Venezuela Feature Photo

Heightening already increased tensions with the country, a Navy destroyer, the USS Nitze, entered Venezuelan waters yesterday, conducting what the military is calling a “freedom of navigation operation” in the Caribbean. The Nitze, according to Southern Command’s official twitter account, was “contesting an excessive maritime claim by Venezuela.

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