The Contras and U.S. policy in Central America
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Person InterviewedAbrams, Elliott
In this interview, Elliott Abrams discusses the situation in Nicaragua and makes the argument for American support of the Contras.
In this episode of American Interests, host Peter Krogh sits down for a conversation with Elliott Abrams. Abrams served as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs under President Reagan, and was a primary architect of U.S. Central America policy for much of the 1980s. A prominent advocate of American aid to the Contras, Abrams would eventually be implicated in the Iran-Contra affair. He later served as a senior national security adviser in the administration of George W. Bush. In this interview, Abrams makes the case for continued support of the anti-communist forces waging war against the Sandinista regime, and discusses the situation on the ground in Nicaragua.
Counterrevolutionaries -- Nicaragua; Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990; United States -- Military relations -- Nicaragua; Nicaragua -- Military relations -- United States; Nicaragua -- Politics and government -- 1979-1990; Conflict and War; United States Role in the World; Contras; Iran-Contra Affair; Sandinistas; United States Aid to the Contras;
Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; Nicaragua;
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