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Hugo Chavez leadership style and potential terrorist threat

El Fenomeno Chavez: Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Modern Day Bolivar
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cpc-pubs/post2.pdf

1. Your reading stated that Hugo Chavez has some mental health problems. Discuss them in light of his political style and behavior towards the United States.

2. Discuss Chavez's connection with terrorist groups. Give examples.

3. Do you believe, based on your current knowledge, that Hugo Chavez presents the same or greater risk to the United States than the Iranian government or North Korea?

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El Fenomeno Chavez: Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Modern Day Bolivar
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cpc-pubs/post2.pdf

1. Your reading stated that Hugo Chavez has some mental health problems. Discuss them in light of his political style and behavior towards the United States.

One of the mental issues is megalomaniacal messianic image he portrays and appears to believe, to some extent, himself. Chavez has the tendency of painting himself as the savior of the lower classes against the atrocities committed by the United States. He also the tendency to demonize his enemies, particularly the United States. ...

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This discussion focuses on the risk that the United States faces from Hugo Chavez. Is he a threat to the United States? How seriously should the American government take his blustering and threats? Over 400 words of original text.

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