Cuba Announces Military Exercises

Cuba Announces Military Exercises

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba has announced five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare troops to confront what the government calls "a range of enemy actions."

The government did not link the exercises to Donald Trump's U.S. presidential victory but the announcement of maneuvers and tactical exercises across the country came nearly simultaneously with confirmation of Trump's surprise win on Wednesday.

It is the seventh time Cuba has held what it calls the Bastion Strategic Exercise, often in response to points of high tension with the United States.

The first exercise was launched in 1980 after the election of Ronald Reagan as U.S. president, according to an official history.