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LO-15 AFP Reagan-1 - Ronald Reagan LO-15 Situation...

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Ronald Reagan LO-15 Situation Continued Soviet Arms Build-up Perceptions that imbalance had grown worse Increasing conv arms trade Amer prestige seemed to be slipping In Southwest Asia Iran – fall of the Shah + hostage crisis (11/04/79) Afghanistan - Dec 1979 In Africa, e.g. Angola – since independence from Portugal – 1975 Ethiopia – 1977-78, Sov Equipment, 17,000 Cuban soldiers Namibia – Since 1966 SWAPO (SW African Peoples Organization) w/ Cuban and Sov support In Asia, e.g. Philippines /Marcos New People’s Army Moro National Liberation Front In Western Hemisphere Nicaragua – Sandinistas take control 1979 El Salvador Farabundo Marti Popular Liberation Forces
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(FMLN since 1970) Guatemala since 1960s EGP – Guerilla Army of the Poor ORPA – Revolutionary Organization of Armed People FAR – Rebel Armed Forces PGT – Guatemalan Labor Party Grenada – 1979 New Jewell Movement Cuba w/ Sov help supports communist movements in Hemisphere Marielitos incident – 1980 Sov Combat Brigade – fall 1979 Panama – canal had been “given away” Human Rights: Abuses everywhere including this
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