Political Warfare Timeline 1983

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Notes towards a chronology of the modern history of covert action with particular reference to the role of the Lovestoneite movement.



  • 23 - President Reagan announces long-term programme to counter Soviet ballistic missiles, swiftly dubbed "Star Wars" by the press.[2]


  1. Frances Stonor Saunders, Who Paid the Piper: The CIA and the Cultural Cold War, Granta, 2000, p.422.
  2. Frances Fitzgerald, Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War, Touchstone, 2000, p.19.