Nuclear Weapons in Central America

This is an interesting historical tidbit. In 1986, a gentleman named John Dolan, who, according to the NYT, was a “co-founder of the National Conservative Political Action Committee” proposed a lobbying strategy to “educate the public on the dangers of a communist takeover in Central America…and To lobby Congress to pass continuing aid to Nicaraguan Freedom Fighters.” Part of this educational effort involved informing the public about “the possible use of Central America to launch a nuclear attack against America.” One proposed persuasive vehicle was a “commercial [which] could emphasize the increased threat of nuclear war if we do not stop the Sandinistas.”

Read it here (pages 513 and 518).

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