New Troubles For Kirkpatrick

A blunt speech stirs controversy

President Reagan had just completed his carefully prepared speech assuring the British Parliament of steadfast U.S. support in the Falklands crisis. Then, as his advisers in both Washington and London scrambled to formulate a response to the sudden Israeli invasion of Lebanon, distressing news arrived from another quarter. Speaking before a conference of the conservative Heritage Foundation in New York City, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick had just delivered a scathing indictment of the U.S.'s conduct of foreign affairs. The former Georgetown University government professor...

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