Ronald Reagan's Greatest Success

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During his presidency Reagan encountered many issues that only a great leader could have handled, proving he did not lack intelligence. Caiazza (2011) stated Reagan excelled when he had to face difficult issues. Characteristics of his intellect enabled him to successfully “grasp the essential aspect of whatever issue he was dealing with” (p. 38). Reagan’s greatest success as a president was his win against the Soviet Union. The Reagan presidency took place during the Cold War, a nuclear threat made by the Soviet Union. Caiazza (2011) observed Reagan “’won’ the Cold War without American military forces”, instead, it was Reagan’s “personal engagement” with the Soviet leader, Gorbachev, that lead the Soviet Union to agree on a mutual withdraw