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The end of the Cold War


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“Moscow immediately noted Reagan’s pledge to assist anti-Soviet rebels in the Third World. The Soviet leaders countered the US initiative by prodding the radical governments in Angola, Cambodia, Nicaragua and Afghanistan to launch military offensives against the US-supported rebels. . . . “Committed to the orthodox tit-for-tat logic of the Cold War, the Reagan administration responded by upping the ante. It sought once more to augment US assistance to the Angolan, Cambodian, Nicaraguan and Afghan rebel movements. The proponents of the Reagan Doctrine began to pressure more moderate members and groups in the administration to supply the rebels with more money and better arms.”
-Source: Torbjorn L. Knutsen, historian, “The Reagan Doctrine and the Lessons from the Afghan War,” 1992
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