In Grenada, Apocalypso Now

The President drums up support for the Reagan Doctrine

The ebullient beat of calypso music wafted across the crowded field. Some 40,000 Grenadians waiting for their first words from the President of the United States swayed to the lyrics of the country's most popular ballad. The song, which recounts the landing of U.S. troops on the tiny Caribbean island, mimics the drone of helicopters, the "rat-tat-tat" of machine guns and the boom of big guns as it pays exuberant tribute to the island's liberator, "Uncle Reagan."

For his part, Uncle Reagan reveled in the adulation from the singing, bouquet-waving crowds. The President had come to Grenada for a 5-hour visit...

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