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Army Officers Vocal in Spanish Politics

A lieutenant general warns the army might intervene if the government grants too much home rule to a wealthy northeastern region. Days later, a captain publicly warns the prime minister of widespread unease at how the country is being “dismembered.” Nearly three decades after Spain returned to democracy following the death of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, outbursts by senior military officers are still a part of the political landscape. That sets the nation apart from the rest of Western Europe, where the military has long given up designs on political power. Full Story

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