Unformatted text preview: patterns in the decision making process that lead one to believe that Reagan should receive more blame than he traditionally has. One of the main reasons to believe this is the setup of Reagan’s national security team. While it can be argued that Reagan’s tendency to delegate and “go with the flow” was a good thing in light of his inexperience in foreign policy, the lack of accountability built into his system made it too easy for advisors to go behind his back while making policy. In addition to this, there is some evidence that leads one to believe that although Reagan did not have complete knowledge of the scheme, he did authorize certain aspects of the plan, such as CIA involvement with a shipment of missiles to Iran....
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- Summer '09
- Iran–Contra affair, reagan administration, Reagan’s Involvement, Nicaraguan anti-communist rebels, Reagan’s tendency