James Baker called Reagan’s foreign policy “a witches’ brew.” In one country, a longshot try for peace. In others, alliances with warmakers. In one country, an invasion, others aversion to invade. In one country, an odd combo of labor unions, the Catholic church and the CIA led to a successful result, in others people suffered. And finally the GOP’s staunchest anti-communist completes the approval of trade with Red China.
Reagan’s policy towards seven nations – El Salvador, Lebanon, Poland, Nicaragua, China, Grenada and Guatemala examined in this episode.