The book describes the process as it occurred, sometimes at a very fast pace, and, in Matlock's opinion, driven by essentially two people: Reagan and Gorbachev.
The School of the Americas has since been criticized for the human rights violations performed by a number of its graduates. In some cases, this resulted in aversion to warfare, while in other cases, the result was callousness regarding nuclear threats.
But it would be a mistake to get lost in debates about the primacy of the individual, the national, or the international. Military expenditures by the U. It was his sensibility, empathy, conviction, skill, charm, and self-confidence.
Indeed, instead of retreating some even believed decliningthe United States should challenge its enemies, including the USSR, to a serious contest with nothing less than the world as the prize. Bush arranged to give Noriega a raise in to a six-figure salary.
His first term was marked by the Beirut barracks bombing, while his second term is known for the bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran-Contra affair. Things worked out. The time had come, he announced, to reverse the tide of history. Catherine A. The meeting was held to pursue discussions about scaling back their intermediate-range ballistic missile arsenals in Europe.
It also relied heavily on the available documentary record.