The Carter Administration and Latin America: A Test of Principle

Robert Pastor
Content Type
Working Paper
The Carter Center
Within a single year, two events unprecedented in the history of the United States shook the nation's confidence in itself as the moral leader of the Free World. In August 1974, the president resigned under a pall of scandal, and eight months later, the United States suffered the humiliation of military defeat as it watched the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam fold the American flag under his arm and flee his post by helicopter.
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Human Rights
Political Geography
United States, Vietnam, South America, Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, North America