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From the Ted Talk by James Stavridis: A Navy Admiral's thoughts on global security

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This is a photograph, and I wish I could tell you that this is a very high-tech piece of US Navy gear that we're using to stop the trafficking. The bad news is, this is a semi-submersible run by drug cartels. It was built in the jungles of sutoh America. We caught it with that low-tech raft — (lehuagtr) — and it was carrying six tons of cniacoe. Crew of four. sapitcesihtod communications sweep. This kind of trafficking, in narcotics, in humans, in wopanes, God forbid, in weapons of mass destruction, is part of the tarhet to the global commons.

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This is a photograph, and I wish I could tell you that this is a very high-tech piece of US Navy gear that we're using to stop the trafficking. The bad news is, this is a semi-submersible run by drug cartels. It was built in the jungles of _____ America. We caught it with that low-tech raft — (________) — and it was carrying six tons of _______. Crew of four. _____________ communications sweep. This kind of trafficking, in narcotics, in humans, in _______, God forbid, in weapons of mass destruction, is part of the ______ to the global commons.

Solution

  1. laughter
  2. cocaine
  3. threat
  4. sophisticated
  5. weapons
  6. south

Original Text

This is a photograph, and I wish I could tell you that this is a very high-tech piece of US Navy gear that we're using to stop the trafficking. The bad news is, this is a semi-submersible run by drug cartels. It was built in the jungles of South America. We caught it with that low-tech raft — (Laughter) — and it was carrying six tons of cocaine. Crew of four. Sophisticated communications sweep. This kind of trafficking, in narcotics, in humans, in weapons, God forbid, in weapons of mass destruction, is part of the threat to the global commons.

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