By Franco Ordoñez and Tara Copp, McClatchy – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines
‘All options are comprehensive but there is a lot of water nearby…’
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (CC)
In the aftermath of a faltering opposition uprising in Venezuela, the Trump administration is looking at imposing new individual sanctions against the Maduro government and also scrambling for ideas that can have a greater impact on the ground, including military options.
The White House is calling for relevant departments to produce more options for the president to consider on Venezuela. The National Security Council is pushing the Defense Department for military ideas, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seeking ways to entice Russia to pull away from Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.