The new Chief of Staff of the Army, General Fernando José Sant’ana Soares e Silva, said that Brazil would have problems with national defense in the “near future” if it does not invest in the sector.
For him, the increase in resources serves so that other nations will not coerce the country.
“I believe that we [Brazil] will have some defense problem at some point. Defense is not a very important issue in Brazilian society because nobody threatens Brazil directly. But I believe this will change in the near future, so we have to be prepared,” he said in . . .