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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 1

    Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was questioned further by committee members, including Representative Boland on the Boland amendment. The committee chairs then directed summary statements to Lieutenant…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 27

    Questioning of Oliver North continued, with many members of the committee making statements concerning patriotism, democracy, and the lessons of the Iran-Contra affair.

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 25

    North reads his opening statement, which he had not been able to read on his first day of testimony because the statement had not been made available to the committee 48 hours in advance. North…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 23

    Oliver North was sworn in by Senator Inouye. Oliver North testified that he had authority and approval from his superiors for all his activities. North maintained that he assumed…

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    Iran-Contra Affair

    Douglas Rossinow talked about the Iran-Contra affair. The scandal stemmed from Reagan administration officials funding of the Contras, who were fighting against the Sandinista regime in…

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    Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne used declassified…

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    Presidential Address on Tower Commission Report

    In an address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan responded to the findings of the Tower Commission and pledged to implement its recommendations. He admitted that “mistakes” were made and that…

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    Congressional Reaction to Tower Commision Report

    Members of the House and Senate made statements and responded to questions about the Tower Commission Report on the Iran-Contra Affair on the day it was released. This is a selection of…

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    Iran-Contra Tower Commission Report

    Three commission members briefed reporters on the release of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra Affair, officially titled the “Report of the President’s Special Review Board.” Members summarized…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Final Report

    Independent Counsel Walsh announced the release of his final report on the Iran-Contra investigation to the public. He officially concluded his seven-year investigation into possible involvement by…

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    Oliver North's Perspective

    Lieutenant Colonel North spoke to members of the National Press Club about the Iran-Contra affair, focusing on his tenure as a security council aide during the Reagan administration and his…

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    Lost History: Contras and Project Truth

    Mr. Parry talked about his book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press and "Project Truth". The book tells the story of the reporters that broke the secret Contra operation in Iran.…

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    Saving The Reagan Presidency

    David Abshire talked about his book Saving The Reagan Presidency: Trust Is the Coin of the Realm, published by Texas A and M University Press. In the book the author recounted his involvement in the…

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    Reaction to Iran-Contra Pardon

    Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger held a news conference shortly after he received a presidential pardon for his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, in which money obtained from the…

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    Reaction to Iran-Contra Pardon

    Attorney Lawrence Walsh, Independent Counsel in the Iran Contra Investigation, spoke in a news conference to condemn the president’s pardon of former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger…

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    Empires Workshop

    Greg Grandin talked about his book, Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism, published by Metropolitan Books. He discussed U.S. relations with Latin…

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    The Nightingale's Song

    Robert Timberg discussed his book, The Nightingale’s Song, published by Simon and Schuster. Timberg, also an Annapolis graduate and Vietnam veteran, researched the careers of Oliver North,…

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    Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room

    Mr. Bohn talks about his book Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room, published by Brasseys, Inc. Mr. Bohn gives a slide presentation on the function and history of the White House…

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    Iran-Contra Affair

    Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North responded to telephone callers' questions on his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair during the 1980's as well as other issues in American politics. Lt.…

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    House Republicans on "October Surprise"

    Six House Republicans held a press conference in the U.S. Capitol to criticize the re-exhumation of the “October Surprise” issue by a House panel. The panel intends to investigate charges…

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