Washington's War on Nicaragua

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South End Press, 1988 - Political Science - 472 pages
An account of U.S. policy from the Sandinista revolution through the Iran-contra scandal and beyond. Sklar shows how the White House sabotaged peace negoatiations and sustained the deadly contra war despite public opposition, with secret U.S. special forces and an auxiliary arm of dictators, drug smugglers and death squad godfathers, and illuminates an alternative policy rooted in law and democracy.
 

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This is a severe critique of the basis for U.S. foreign policy in Latin America in general, and Nicaragua specifically, which fully documents the underlying assumptions and actions of the Carter and ... Read full review

Contents

Carter Strikes Out
7
Fleeting Coexistence
35
Reagan Strikes Back
57
The Avengers
75
SemiSecret War
97
Shockwaves
149
Terrorist Manuals
177
Ballots Bullets and MIGs
189
Contadora Contradora
299
Diversions
339
Crosscurrents
365
Openings
393
Central America Economic and Social Comparisons 19791985 64
399
Bibliography
405
Notes
411
Index
453

The Enterprise and Other Fronts
251
Hits Guns and Drugs
281

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