His second term which dealt mostly with foreign affairs marked a downfall in his reputation. As part of his foreign policy and an effort to stop the spread of communism, Reagan thought it was important to help the Nicaraguan insurgents, the contras, to end their communistic government. Under the Reagan Doctrine, which was constructed to oppose Soviet influence and had a lot of “support for anti- Communist revolutions” , the CIA was ordered to assist the contras with military activities. However, excesses made by CIA resulted in Congress ending the aid as funding money started running out. The Boland Amendment, which was signed earlier in 1984, “denied requests of assistance to Contras and prohibited any help from any nation or group.” However, the Reagan administration decided to continue arming and traini... ... middle of paper ... ...rule of law from being applied to the perpetrators of criminal activity of constitutional dimension.” With every effort taken, the Americans were finally released.
In 1953 a “stone” was cast by the American and British governments by organizing the Iranian coup otherwise know Operation ‘AJAX’ or ‘Boot’ in America and Britain. The operation was responsible for the successful overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh. The historical event has affected the relationship between the U.S., Britain, and Iran which has led to the Anti-American and Anti-western sentiment that plagues the Middle East today. By analyzing Operation AJAX we can see the effects ripple across time and study how they have impacted our society today. As stated previously, the mission of Operation Ajax was to overthrow Mohammad Mosaddegh.
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This crisis had many impacts on the United States. It caused the Energy Crisis which in turn caused the Recession of 1979. The Iran Hostage Crisis also had political consequences for President Carter. It was a major factor that contributed to him losing the election of 1980 to Ronald Reagan. Additionally, this crisis led to many instances of racial discrimination toward Iranian-Americans and Iranian immigrants.