| || At the Davis-Monthan base, more than 5,000 American decommissioned military aircraft await dismantling, conversion into drones (unmanned reconnaissance aircraft), or sale to other countries. Among them is the Grumman A-6E, an aircraft with the capability to hit its target in zero visibility that was used, notably, in the 1991 Gulf War. Today, it has been replaced by more efficient models that help increase the military might of the United States. The latest demonstration of its power—in March 2003 against Iraq—took place without the endorsement of the United Nations’ Security Council. During the crisis, the United Nations was the center of a heated public debate, in which the whole world became involved. Thus, on February 15 and 16, 2003, millions of people—the largest numbers ever seen—demonstrated all over the globe, opening the door to a new form of globalization: the globalization of debate.
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