COVERT ACTION AND OPEN SOCIETY
- COVERT NO MORE? McLaughlin, John // National Review;8/28/1987, Vol. 39 Issue 16, p22
Examines the future of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency under the directorship of Allen Dulles and in the aftermath of the Iran-Contra hearings in the 1980s. Emergence of a stronger agency after the Iran-Contra hearings; Ability of the agency to keep covert operations secret; Chances of...
- FOR WANT OF A NAIL. Gallagher, Maggie // National Review;11/20/1987, Vol. 39 Issue 22, p32
Focuses on the U.S. Senate's decision not to confirm the nomination of Robert Bork as a Supreme Court judge. Reasons behind the failure of Bork to earn confirmation; Failure of the administration to support Bork's nomination; Bork's views on contraception, civil rights for women and free speech.
- Regime Change in Iran? One Man's Secret Plan. Hosenball, Mark // Newsweek;12/22/2003, Vol. 142 Issue 25, p6
Reports that Manucher Ghorbanifar, a former Iranian spy who helped launch the Iran-contra affair, has revealed details of meetings he had with U.S. Defense Department officials in December 2001, during which Ghorbanifar says they discussed organizing a peaceful revolution against the ruling...
- Mena spirited. // American Spectator;Dec94, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p14
Reports on the covert operation established by former President George Bush and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the 1980s at the Mena airport in southwest Arkansas to ship arms to the contras during the Iran-Contra affair. Query made by journalist Sarah McClendon about the issue during...
- Who Are We Mad At? Buckley Jr., William F. // National Review;8/12/1991, Vol. 43 Issue 14, p62
Editorial. Protests the absurdity of investigations into the role played by Robert Gates in the Iran-Contra affair. Inability to determine what exactly happened; Why Gates should be approved to head the CIA, rather than subjected to vague accusations.
- The banality of scandal. Landau, Saul // Progressive;Dec93, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p42
Reviews the book `The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History,' edited by Peter Kornbluh and Malcolm Byrne and CIABASE: A Computerized Data Base on the CIA, assembled by Ralph McGehee.
- SPIES OUT IN THE COLD. McLaughlin, John // National Review;3/13/1987, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p24
Reports on Robert Gates's appointment as director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Achievements of his predecessor, William Casey, appointee and campaign manager of President Ronald Reagan; Discovery of the Iran-Contra affair; Gates' educational attainment and career history.
- PEACE IN CENTRAL AMERICA? Robinson, Linda // Foreign Affairs;1987 America & the World, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p591
The article on a regional peace plan signed by the Central American countries. The Nicaraguan rebels, or contras, continued to receive a $100 million, congressional approved aid package to escalate their war. The surprise conclusion of the pact in Guatemala resulted from extensive...
- CONFUSION ABOUNDING. Buckley Jr., Wm.F. // National Review;12/31/1986, Vol. 38 Issue 25, p62
Comments on an editorial published in the "Wall Street Journal," claiming that U.S. President Ronald Reagan did not order the transfer of funds from the sale of arms to Iran over to the Nicaraguan Contras in 1985. State of U.S. relations with Nicaragua; Criticisms against Reagan's intelligence...