Central America: Rolling Out the Big Guns

New brains and brawn for Central America

New brains and brawn for Central America

Few problems have frustrated the Reagan Administration more than its inability to rally support for its Central American policies. As the President lamented to a convention of longshoremen meeting in Hollywood, Fla., last week: "Many of our citizens don't fully understand the seriousness of the situation." Indeed, Congress and the public have generally remained either uninterested in or downright skeptical about American support for the government in El Salvador, which is struggling against left-wing rebels, and U.S. opposition to the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua, which is...

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