On 17 September 1984, Walter Mondale stated in a Washington campaign speech that if Nicaragua rejected a "good-faith com promise" and continued to export revolution into Central America, as President, he would respond with a "quarantine." During a New York Times interview following the speech, Mr. Mondale did not specify what "quarantine" actually meant, beyond "interdiction" by Central American forces assisted by U.S. intelligence information.
Guran, M. Elizabeth
"Arms Interdiction and the U.S. Navy: Prospects in Central America,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 39
, Article 8.
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