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With no Enemies in Sight, Brazil Eyes Defense Boom: Dom Phillips

“Strengthening the Military,” read the bold headline in Brazilian business daily Valor’s Defense Special on Feb. 27. The special included articles on arms exports, new frontier-monitoring systems and other aspects of Brazil's defense industry.

"It is important that society realizes the importance of defense," the country's defense minister, Celso Amorim, told the newspaper. "Democracy and defense are not contradictory and can walk together."