American Foreign Policy

American Foreign Policy PS 123/PACS 130
Spring 2003
Monday and Wednesday 4-5:30
4 LeConte
Professor Crawford
202 Moses Hall
Office Hours: M 10-11:30


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Lecture 21: The Secret Government

I. Where We are
A. Reagan’s attempt to escape from MAD. 1) through COFFIN, 2) through SDI
B. Reagan moves from Hawk to Dove: Three indicators
1.The START treaty, 2. The INF Treaty, 3.Agreement on NPT

C. Reagan Doctrine
1. The policy failed on its own terms
2. Did it bring about more or less National Security?
II. The “Eagle’s” Critique
A. Three security Assumptions
B. The Failure to achieve security

III. The Liberal critique: The Negative impact on US Democracy
The Iran-Contra Scandal as an example.