chapter  2
Soviet Policy and the Crisis in the Caribbean
WithJiri Valenta
Pages 36

With the victory of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua in July 1979 and the ongoing civil war in El Salvador, Soviet strategy and tactics in Central America are being analyzed with new seriousness. According to some observers, the revolution in Nicaragua is transforming that country into a "second Cuba." Meanwhile, the Reagan administration has presented an array of evidence of cautious yet active support (armaments and military instruction) to left-leaning guerrillas in El Salvador. This aid is relayed by the Cubans by way of Nicaragua.