The Cold War's Unsung Hero

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History is often made by men and women behind the scenes... heroes who worked without recognition or fanfare.

A new book says one of these unheralded giants served at the side of President Ronald Reagan.

The Oscar nominated Charlie Wilson's War suggests that former Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson was the central figure in defeating the Soviets in Afghanistan and ending the Cold War.

But a new book gives that honor to Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor William Clark, known to many as simply 'The Judge.'

Author Paul Kengor calls Clark Reagan's "secret weapon" in winning the Cold War. Clark is now recognized as perhaps one of the most powerful national security advisors in American history.

A quiet, humble and deeply religious man, Clark - more than any other White House official - helped Reagan drive a stake into the heart of the evil empire. Together the two men would say it was part of the "Divine Plan" for their lives.

Paul Kengor is the co-author of a book titled The Judge William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand. Today he joined the 700 Club to shed light on Clark's role in winning the cold war. Click play to watch the interview now.

*Original broadcast January 31, 2008.

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