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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990 -- Directories

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Edition Notes

Other titlesCRS report for Congress
Statementby Heather B. Longton
SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 87-625 F, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1987-88, reel 7, fr. 00727
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 97 p.
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15456161M

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The Iran-contra affair was the product of two separate initiatives during the administration of President Ronald Reagan. The first was a commitment to aid the contras who were conducting a guerrilla war against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. The Iran-contra affairs were covert operations managed by a member of the National Security Council staff. Each of these terms--Iran-contra affairs, covert operations, the National Security Council and its so-called staff--needs some explanation, because they are not what they may seem. 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. This is pretty much the definitive book on Iran-Contra scandal. The author was the Independent Counsel appointed to investigate the affair.

Jan 28,  · 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 . Weinberger had been indicted on five felony charges, including accusations that he obstructed federal investigations and lied to Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. A major legal debate at the center of the Iran–Contra affair concerned the question of whether the NSC was one of the "any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities" covered by the Boland amendment. The Reagan administration argued it was not, and many in Congress . 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.

Books shelved as iran-contra: Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up by Lawrence E. Walsh, Under Fire: An American Story - The Explosive Autob. The Iran-contra affair represents not essentially a procedural or a legal, but apolitical controversy, arising from a government in which irreconcilable ideas are at war. Coupled with this is an institutional crisis that threatens the constitutional framework of separated powers, and thus the proper functioning of our government as a whole. Dec 09,  · 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. Sep 11,  · A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library. Click the title for location and availability information. Off campus access instructions Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair by RH Disney Staff; Daniel Chairman S. Inouye Call Number: EU54 ISBN: