The Cold War revisited

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The Cold War revisited.  Reagan was a cold warrior of the old school, and he viewed the Soviet Union as an  "evil empire" intent on promoting communist revolutions around the world. This  perception was reflected in American policy in Central America and the Caribbean. In El  Salvador, for example, the United States provided military advisers and financial aid to  the right-wing junta (a small administrative council) that was fighting leftist guerrillas  backed by Cuba and Nicaragua. Additionally, breaking with the Carter administration's  policy, Reagan turned against the Cuban-supported Sandanista government in  Nicaragua and used the CIA to arm and train an opposition force known as the Contras.  Even after Congress imposed a ban on such interference in Nicaraguan affairs, 
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