America Abroad: Beyond the Reagan Doctrine

Beyond the Reagan Doctrine

After years of carnage, all is relatively quiet on three fronts in the cold war. The Afghan city of Jalalabad is still holding out against a rebel siege. Most Nicaraguan insurgents are sulking in their tents in Honduras. The various factions in Cambodia are spending at least as much time these days maneuvering against one another at international conferences as fighting in the jungle.

The mujahedin, the contras and the Cambodian guerrillas are all foot soldiers of an American policy whose architect has left office -- the Reagan Doctrine. To punish Leonid Brezhnev for fomenting trouble in the Third World back...

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