Category Archives: Late War

Star Wars

Star Wars 1983 – ? More properly known as the Strategic Defense Initiative, President Reagan announced this radical departure from the Cold War doctrine of “mutually assured destruction” in a live television speech to the American public. The initial concept … Continue reading

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Reagan Bombs Libya

Reagan Bombs Libya 1986 After the fall of Nasser, a petro-dollar empowered strongman, Muamar Qaddafi, sought Libya’s day in the sun as leader of the Arab world. To prove his bona-fides Qaddafi became the leading source for state supported terrorism … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady 1979 – 1990 In many ways presaging the “Reagan revolution” in the United States, Margaret Thatcher led a rejuvenation of the conservative movement in the United Kingdom. An ardent anti-communist, Thatcher received the moniker “Iron Lady” from … Continue reading

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Iranian Hostage Crisis

Iranian Hostage Crisis 1979 – 1981 A violent reaction to traditional US support for the repressive regime of the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, 65 Americans were held for 444 days after Islamic revolutionaries stormed the US embassy. The … Continue reading

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