America Abroad: Influencing Moscow's Clones

Influencing Moscow's Clones

The Bush Administration may be forgiven for reacting slowly to the phantasmagoria of 1989. No one saw the collapse of communism coming, and no one could be sure that it would continue, much less spread. The next stage, however, is more predictable: sooner or later what started in the Soviet Union will engulf Moscow's clones in the Third World. This time there will be no excuse for the U.S. to be caught flat-footed.

Yet the Bush Administration is not even thinking about the matter in a serious, coordinated way. Neither the National Security Council, which is the President's personal think tank,...

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