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Jobim defends industrial base of solid Defense

Marcelo Rech

The Minister of the Defense, Nelson Jobim, affirmed that Brazil needs an industrial and consistent base of Defense.

He participated, this Wednesday, 5, of a seminar carried out by the MD in partnership with the Federation of the Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp).

The Seminar of International Security was put into practice with the objective to include the civil society in the discussion of the subjects of Defense and the insertion of Brazil in the world-wide scenery.

With this purpose, the Fiesp created, in 2004, the Department of the Industry of Defense (Comdefesa). For Jobim, the Defense subjects aren´t limited to the soldiers, and that is important to bring this theme to the agenda of the society.

“This subject started to be vital for the Defense of the Country”, he emphasized.

The Minister noticed that with the Fall of the Berlin Wall the world went out from a bipolar situation and at present “it walks for a multipolarity” of positions.

Jobim believes that the capacity of dissuading and of saying “no” to anything that is opposite to the interests of the nation will depend on the society itself.

In his evaluation, is fundamental the formation of an “industrial base of solid and economical defense” and that it makes the connection of defense with national development.

Marcelo Rech is a journalist, editor of the InfoRel and specialist in International Relations, Strategies and Policies of Defense and Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency. E-mail:

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