Changing the Subject: Reagan's Foreign Policy

Reagan turns to foreign policy, meeting allies and helping a troubled junta

Reagan turns to foreign policy, meeting allies and helping a troubled junta

Preoccupied with domestic economic problems since the Inauguration, the Reagan Administration of necessity last week turned its attention to foreign policy. Important visitors—British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, French Foreign Minister Jean François-Poncet and Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir—were in Washington to get acquainted with the new Administration. Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev was speaking out in Moscow, giving his first—and unexpectedly moderate—response to Ronald Reagan's tough anti-Communist talk. Congress, as well as some of America's allies, was beginning to ask troublesome...

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