Central America: Lucky Catch

Maintaining the hard line

In the Reagan Administration's uphill struggle to win congressional approval for its controversial actions in Central America, the meeting counted as a decisive victory. After several hours of closed-door sessions with the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA Director William Casey and Secretary of State George Shultz emerged with what seemed to be a strong endorsement of one of the Administration's most hotly contested policies: providing aid to guerrilla opponents of the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua as a means of checking that country's efforts to aid leftist insurgents in El Salvador. The proposal must now go before a far...

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