The United States in Honduras, 1980-1981: An Ambassador's Memoir

The United States in Honduras, 1980-1981: An Ambassador's Memoir

by Jack R. Binns
     
 

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The former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Binns, reflects on the foreign policy of the U.S. during his tenure in Honduras. Originally appointed by President Carter, he explores how policy towards Honduras changed with the assumption of the presidency by Ronald Reagan. He lays the blame for failed policy at the door of the Reagan administration, citing a lack of

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The former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Binns, reflects on the foreign policy of the U.S. during his tenure in Honduras. Originally appointed by President Carter, he explores how policy towards Honduras changed with the assumption of the presidency by Ronald Reagan. He lays the blame for failed policy at the door of the Reagan administration, citing a lack of emphasis on human rights, the effects of ideological blinders, and the distortion of intelligence to suit Reagan administration political needs by the CIA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Catholic Library World
useful...substantial bibliography
Foreign Service Journal
a truly comprehensive account of Binns' tenure as chief of mission
American Committees on Foreign Relations Newsletter
valuable

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786477562
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Retired from the Foreign Service, Jack R. Binns lives in Tucson, Arizona. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Arizona Daily Star, The Baltimore Sun and Foreign Service Journal.

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