U.S. policy toward Nicaragua and Central America hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, April 12, 1983. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

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  • United States -- Foreign relations. -- Nicaragua.,
  • Nicaragua -- Foreign relations. -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations. -- Central America.,
  • Central America -- Foreign relations. -- United States.

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Other titlesUS policy toward Nicaragua and Central America
SeriesS. hrg -- 98-147
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 30 p. ;
Number of Pages30
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Open LibraryOL17075209M

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For example, details of meetings of the NSC's Special Coordination Committee (SCC), the high-level interagency group that oversaw U.S. policy toward Nicaragua in andare contained in the State Department's instructions to the U.S.

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