The Iran-Contra affair
Read Online

The Iran-Contra affair the making of a scandal, 1983-1988

  • 756 Want to read
  • ·
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Chadwyck-Healey, National Security Archive] in Alexandria, VA, [Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • National Security Archive (U.S.),
  • Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990 -- Sources

Book details:

Edition Notes

Accompanied by printed guide in 2 vols.

Statement[project editors, Malcolm Byrne, Peter Kornbluh].
ContributionsByrne, Malcolm., Kornbluh, Peter., National Security Archive (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsE876, Microfiche 20,475
The Physical Object
Pagination664 microfiches
Number of Pages664
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1854547M
ISBN 100898870666
LC Control Number90006312

Download The Iran-Contra affair


Books shelved as iran-contra: Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up by Lawrence E. Walsh, Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, Iran-Contra Affair, s U.S. political scandal in which the National Security Council (NSC) became involved in secret weapons transactions and other activities that either were prohibited by the U.S. Congress or violated the stated public policy of the government. Iran-Contra Affair; North, Oliver Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra. (shelved 1 time as iran-contra-affair) avg rating — 17, ratings — published As Malcolm Byrne demonstrates in his very fine book, the Iran-Contra affair belongs as a key chapter in that longer story."-- History News Network "Provides fascinating details about US ignorance about Iran, which contributed to the largely botched effort to free US hostages in Lebanon and hindered a possible breakthrough in US-Iran ties 30 Cited by: 4.

  In no special order: 1. Men of zeal: a candid inside story of the Iran-Contra hearings, by William S. Cohen 2. Very Thin Line: The Iran-Contra Affairs, by Theodore Draper 3. Tower Commission Report: The Full Text of the President's Special Review.   The Iran-Contra Affair 20 Years On. Documents Spotlight Role of Reagan, Top Aides. Pentagon Nominee Robert Gates Among Many Prominent Figures Involved in the Scandal. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. Posted - Novem Iran-Contra is the first full-length account of the affair to study and assess the various official investigations that were convened — the Tower Commission, the joint congressional hearings, and the independent counsel's inquiry. The limitations of each helped lead to an inconclusive end to the affair, which has had implications for the.   The Iran-Contra Affair was a secret U.S. arms deal that traded missiles and other arms to free some Americans held hostage by terrorists in Lebanon, but also used funds from the arms deal to.

The Reagan-era Iran-Contra affair lit up the political skies over Washington for well over a year in the late s. The biggest scandal since Watergate, it dominated the news starting in late , when word broke about the administration’s illegal backing of Contra rebels in Nicaragua and illicit sales of high-tech weapons to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Iran-Contra Affair of was not one, but two separate covert foreign policy issues concerning two different problems, in two separate countries, that were dealt in two very different ways. Under the management of the same few officials, both the Iran and the Contra. Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, ) is an American political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel.. A veteran of the Vietnam War, North was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal of the late involved the illegal sale of weapons to the Khomeini Education: State University of New York, .   Iran-Contra demonstrates that, far from being a "junta" against the president, the affair could not have occurred without awareness and approval at the very top of the U.S. government. Byrne reveals an unmistakable pattern of dubious behavior—including potentially illegal conduct by the president, vice president, the secretaries of state and Brand: University Press of Kansas.