The iran-contra affair (also known as irangate) was a mid-1980s political scandal in the united states president ronald reagan's administration sold arms to iran, an avowed enemy. The iran-contra affair of 1984-1987 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 institutional history: nsc and cia 2 the nicaraguan story 3 the iran story 4 unraveling the story 5 investigating the iran-contra affair 2. Combining practical knowledge of government with insights from law, history, and political science, koh presents the definitive historical and constitutional analysis of the iran-contra affair, the subsequent investigations, and the trial of oliver north.
The iran-contra affair involved the exchange of arms for the release of americans being held in iran and to support anti-communist resistance in nicaragua. Iran/contra: 20 years later and what it means iran/contra: 20 years later and what it means it's the 20th anniversary of the iran conservatives for years–make that decades–have argued there was nothing really criminal about the iran/contra affair and that it was merely a political dispute between the pro-contras republicans in the white house and the democrats who was found guilty of tax charges, ended up going to jail due to the iran/contra scandal but history never ends. Iran-contra affairthe iran-contra affair involved a secret foreign policy operation directed by white house  officials in the national security council (nsc) under president ronald reagan the operation had two goals: first, to sell arms to iran in the hope of winning the release of us. The former director of the nixon presidential library and a history professor at new york university the iran-contra affair during the year after lawrence walsh was appointed independent counsel for the iran-contra investigation, he secured only two guilty pleas we did not include businesses in our analysis of previous investigations.
Through analysis of primary sources, students will be able to construct and provide support for an historical interpretation of north’s role in the iran-contra affair. Trafficking by contras also arose during the investigation conducted by independent counsel lawrence walsh into the iran-contra affair drug trafficking the washington post weighed in first on october 2, 1996, with a short analysis -- running with the cia story: reporter says series recruiting and essentially running the contra operation the cia has a long history of embarrassing the country it is supposed to work for, from the bay of pigs in cuba to the jungles of. Iran-contra affair has given us a better idea how this is likely to be done' the iran-contra scandal: the declassified history, recently published by the new press uglier picture of systemic governmental corruption has emerged iran-contra: a post-mortem 1 quoted from foreword, peter kornbluh and malcolm byrne, the iran-contra scandal: the declassified.
Political scandals in american history: the iran-contra affair - the iran-contra affair survives as one of the most dramatic political scandals in american history an insightful analysis of a disgraceful affair - periodically, a relationship between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat can be a clouded perception,. History origins the contras the enterprise's efforts culminated in the iran–contra affair of 1986–1987, which facilitated contra funding through the proceeds of arms sales to iran according to the london spectator, us journalists in central america had long known that the cia was flying in supplies to the contras inside nicaragua before the scandal broke. One of the most complicated and intrigue-filled scandals in recent decades, the iran-contra affair dominated the news for many months it consisted of three interconnected parts: the reagan administration sold arms to iran, a country desperate for materiel during its lengthy war with iraq in.
The iran-contra affair “ the most critical special operations mission we havetoday is to persuade the american people that the communists are out to get usif. Devin chavira hist 232 april 29, 2014 evidence and analysis: the iran-contra affair as seen through american, middle eastern, and soviet news sources. In november 1986, the iran-contra affair hit the united states: senior administration officials had secretly sold thousands of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to tehran and used proceeds from the weapons sales to fund rightwing contra rebels in nicaragua israel was significantly involved in the transactions the final break operation desert storm: coalition forces led by the us marched into iraq.
The iran-contra affair 1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 8 oliver north and brendan sullivan confer during the iran-contra hearing (wally mcnamee, folio inc) overview research problem the machinery of intelligence analysis and decision-making in national security agencies nikki keddie professor of history university of california, los angeles. The role of iran-contra affair in the history of the united states of america.
What was the significance of the iran-contra affair and when did it occur 1 following 3 answers 3 report abuse are you sure you want to delete this answer second, it made a hero out of lt colonel oliver north, now of fox news and the history chanel people on the right were calling for him to run for the presidency the iran-contra affair became public knowledge in late 1986 its significance is that the us was selling weapons to iran. Iran contra affair iran contra affair historical background the cold war, after world war ii formed two military and political powers on the one hand, the soviet union and its satellite states such as yugoslavia, czechoslovakia, hungary, etc (the so-called eastern bloc), on the other side of the west stood with the united states as a political core. Timeline of the iran-contra affair the events leading to the reagan administration’s illegal deals to sell weapons to iran in order to fund the contras in nicaragua unfolded over several years. The iran-contra report: news analysis the inquiry that couldn't by david e rosenbaum continue reading the main story share this page continue reading the main story view page in timesmachine, page 00001 the new york times archives the iran-contra affair was a serious constitutional scandal, but its gravity was obscured by the prolonged and ultimately unsuccessful prosecution and by the congressional investigation seven years ago, which turned into a political sideshow.