Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator    

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Defense Secy. Nominee Recommended Nicaragua Airstrikes While At CIA...

Associated Press November 25, 2006 10:00 AM

In 1984, Robert Gates, then the No. 2 CIA official, advocated U.S. airstrikes against Nicaragua's pro-Cuban government to reverse what he described as an ineffective U.S. strategy to deal with communist advances in Central America, previously classified documents say.

Gates, President Bush's nominee to be defense secretary, said the United States could no longer justify what he described as "halfhearted" attempts to contain Nicaragua's Sandinista government, according to documents released Friday by the National Security Archive, a private research group. .



Post a Comment

<< Home

free hit counter