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Time To Bring Back The Pocket Battleship

Last week, the 8500-ton cruise ship RCGS Resolute was harassed by a Venezuelan patrol boat while sailing in international waters off the island of La Tortuga in the Caribbean Sea. The Venezuelans ordered the Resolute to change course, fired on her, and then rammed the ship in an apparent attempt to force it into territorial waters.

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