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The United States in Southern Africa: Chester Crocker's linkage strategy 1981-1988

Davies, J. (2013) The United States in Southern Africa: Chester Crocker's linkage strategy 1981-1988. In: Rofe, J. S. and Stewart, A. (eds.) Diplomats at War: The American Experience. Republic of Letters Publishing, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 285-302. ISBN 9789089791108

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Chester Crocker was appointed as Reagan's Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in 1981. He had criticised the inconsistencies of US African policy and proposed a renewed emphasis on the balance between America's global interests with specific regional priorities. While the focus of Congressmen, journalists and public opinion centred on the issue of apartheid, it was the Namibian War of Independence (South African Border War) that initially drew the attention of the Reagan administration, and it was the resolution of this war that remained the priority for the US government in this region throughout Crocker's time in office.

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Publisher:Republic of Letters Publishing

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