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With its $100 million aid package for Nicaraguan rebels all but in hand, the Administration had some cause to suppose it could get on with it and prepare the rebels to do serious battle with the Sandinista regime. Yet the Senate's debate on the aid measure had hardly subsided when Administration officials began wondering when, and just where, they could begin getting the contras into fighting trim.

Administration leaks mentioned three of Nicaragua's neighbors -- Honduras, Panama and El Salvador -- as possible training sites and sanctuaries. But as soon as the speculations surfaced, it became clear that opposition to some...

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