President Reagan Doctrine Essay

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Although, President Reagan doctrine transpired in Nigeria to supporting anti-Communists rebels, removing communist troops and overthrowing the communist government of Nigeria. Therefore, President Authorized the CIA to train the rebels on warfare tactics and funding anti-Communist insurgents in the fight against the Soviet Union. In 1982, Boland amendment restricted the CIA, Department of Defense operations in Nigeria and the cut off all funding to the freedom fighters. The Boland amendment did not restrain the president from supporting Contra rebels. Reagan told national security adviser Robert McFarlane. "I want you to do whatever have to do to help these people keep body and soul together"(Brands, 1984, p. 439). In 1985, Iran secretly inquired…show more content…
September 1985, the U.S. arms shipped 408 missiles to Iran as part of the secret mission to release prisoners, and they free three hostages only to replaced them immediately. On September 15, Benjamin Weir was released after Iran receiving 4000 more missiles made by U.S. through Israel being a mediator. The payments for the arms was sent through international banks, arms brokers, corporate fronts, and shipping companies, so that Congress would not be suspicious. The six arms transactions, aircraft, where a transport collapsible AK-47 rifle, AK-47 ammunition, sRPG-7 grenade launchers, including jungle boots to be airdrop to the Nicaraguan Contras, which was snapped down over Nigeria Soviet soldier using an SA-7 shoulder-launched projectile. Therefore, the author of an anti-contra affair that almost ruined Reagan’s presidency and cover-up that he knew nothing about CIA covert activity in the sale arms deal with Iran. (Dunn, 2009 & Hicks,…show more content…
In Nigeria, Reagan 's doctrine focused on preventing the spreading of communist supported by the Soviet Union. Reagan Administration That opposed global influences of the Soviet Union and removed the communist government. The downfall of the Soviet Union Was the goal of Reagan 's doctrine would help Nigeria by supporting the freedom fighters that would give The People Of Nigeria confidence to fight for their liberty. The attitudes of Nigeria that the United States in Nigeria became great allies. So Reagan 's doctrine fulfilled its mission in securing Nigeria and extract the Soviet Union from their lands (Abegunrin,
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