This assessment by our top commander in the region of Russian military deployments to Latin America is spot on:
I don't think, Tony, much at all. Again, I think they're really just a nuisance to me. I mean, we watch them come, we watch them go.
I haven't been worried at all about Russia's forays into the Americas.
Remember, to carry out his missions, the general said he just needs 16 ships that need do nothing more than float and carry a helicopter. Russia does not keep him up at night when he thinks about his region.
Which is probably about the most depressing thing Putin has heard all month. No wonder he hasn't been seen lately.