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Reagan Speech on Soviet Union

April 19, 2010

The digitization of the complete archive adds more President Ronald Reagan video to the collection. In a November 30, 1987 speech to the Heritage Foundation on the eve of Soviet President Gorbachev’s visit to the United States, President Reagan clearly delivered a message on his expectation. He addressed arms control, human rights, SDI, and Soviet expansionism. His remarks included references to Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and Angola. This speech shows the classic Reagan revealing his toughness to the Soviet Union on the eve of the pending summit. The Video Library provides a glimpse into a Cold War speech by President Reagan.

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