In a departure for Proceedings , this month we feature reports on a nation, a region, and a continent that constitute potential trouble spots for the United States-locations where U.S. military personnel could well find themselves serving in the future. We lead off with " The Bolivarian Revolution ," Marine Colonel Bruce Gandy's crisply written chronicle of the movement being led in South America by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. That movement, the author writes, combines "Cuban-style political repression, radical populism, broad militarism, and national socialism" that draws its inspiration from the 19th century hero Simon Bolivar. The mix is decidedly unfriendly to the United States. The movement is spreading, notably with the election of Chavez ally Evo Morales to the presidency of Bolivia this past December. He has promised to be America"s "worst nightmare."