The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank linked to US transnational oil and weapons interests, held a secret round table in Washington about "Assessing the Use of Military Force in Venezuela", that is, to evaluate the possible use of military force against Venezuela.
The American alternative information website Grayzone revealed that some 40 people - including officials from the State Department, National Intelligence and the National Security Council - participated in the meeting, which also included representatives of the Venezuelan opposition and high-level officials from the Colombian and Brazilian embassies in the United States .
The US special envoy for Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, was represented by his friend Roger Noriega - author of the Helms-Burton law extending the US commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.
Also attending were organizers behind the migration of Venezuelans from the country as well as the orchestrated attempt by the self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, to introduce alleged "humanitarian aid" into Venezuela from Colombia and Brazil.
Another participant was Admiral Kurt Tidd, former head of the US Southern Command (SouthCom), whose secret note to the Trump administration  was revealed on our website before the assassination attempt against Venezuela’s constitutional president, Nicolás Maduro.