Diplomacy,Rough Start In Africa: Bumpy Mission


Rough start in Africa

The Reagan Administration's stance toward Africa has been one of most hotly debated aspects of its emerging foreign policy. Thus, it seemed like a sound idea to send Chester Crocker, who was recently designated as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, on an extensive tour of both black Africa and white-supremacist South Africa. As it turned out, however, he encountered a bumpy reception in both camps. The rebuffs dramatized the difficulty of the Reagan Administration's attempt, as Crocker put it, to "walk the line" between South Africa and its...

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