Pre-War Background and Timeline

*Authors Note: With the Christmas break finally here, I am going to use the free time to reorganize the blog, edit and revise previous postings,  and make some other changes if possible. This timeline is being posted for the benefit of new readers, providing them, and everyone else, with an alternative to digging deep in …

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Vital Peripheries: Central America & the Caribbean 7-8 July, 1987

*Author's Note: I forgot to add this post in the Pre-War section over the summer. Better late than never* Central America and the Caribbean was a potential tempest in a teapot for the United States with Nicaragua and Cuba, two firm Soviet allies, situated squarely in the geographic backyard of the US. Fidel Castro was …