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MEM-Gates-1996


Doc Type: 
Memoir
Date: 
1996-05-07
Author: 
Gates, Robert M.
Full Title: 
From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War
Language Type: 
English
Pages: 
404-409
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Pub City: 
New York, NY
ISBN: 
1416543368

Robert Gates, who in 1986 was Deputy Director of the CIA, depicts the Reykjavik summit as Gorbachev’s “very high-stakes, high-risk gamble to set up Ronald Reagan, ambush him, and kill SDI” (407). Overall, Gates presents a skeptical account of the Soviets’ intentions in Reykjavik.