- The Soviet Union was crumbling economically, but Reagan gave it a push with the Star Wars missile defense shield (SDI), which the Soviets couldn’t afford even to test.
- The war was lost because of a shortage of munitions.
- The mayor is confident the war against crime will be won.
- The hope of a short war went glimmering.
- A series of provocations led up to the border war.
- The army was disbanded when the war came to an end.