The conventional wisdom is in, and it says that the ongoing scandal over the secret sale of weapons to iran and the diversion of profits to the nicaraguan contras and other ``freedom fighters`` is. The iran-contra affair: the making of a scandal: 1983-1988 reproduces on microfiche over 20,000 pages of rarely-seen documentation from all of us who have a professional interest in contemporary security and foreign policy issues can only rejoice at the appearance of this new institutional resource. Iran-contra was one of the biggest washington political scandals of the late 20th century - a bizarre story about a president entangling himself in a pair of foreign policy disasters (in iran and nicaragua) that brought him perilously close to impeachment the affair brought to light a wild cast of characters. The iran-contra affair was a clandestine action not approved of by the united states congress it began in 1985, when president ronald reagan's administration supplied weapons to iran¹ — a sworn enemy — in hopes of securing the release of american hostages held in lebanon by hezbollah terrorists loyal to the ayatollah khomeini, iran's leader. And in its first official comment of the iran affair, the israeli government said it had transferred arms to iran at the request of the united states and did not know that some payments for these weapons were channeled to the nicaraguan rebels.
Iran-contra affair a scandal during the reagan administration involving the use of money from secret iranian arms sales to support the nicaraguan contras inf treaty. Newsweek columnist jonathan alter listens with horrified fascination as oliver north testifies to the joint house-senate iran-contra committee (see july 7-10, 1987) about the 1985 apprehension of the arab terrorists who had hijacked the cruise ship achille lauro. - the iran-contra affair the tangled us foreign-policy scandal known as the iran-contra affair came to light in november 1986 when president ronald the world sat on edge because it feared its own destruction, after the introduction of nuclear warfare at the close of world war ii, another world. Iran contra scandal on wn network delivers the latest videos and editable pages for news the iran-contra affair (persian: ماجراي ایران-کنترا, spanish: caso irán-contra), also referred to as the iran-contra affair was a political scandal in the us during the second term of former president.
A look at the tangled us foreign-policy scandal, the iran-contra affair the iran contra affair, tangled uunited states foreign policy scandal. Welcome welcome to understanding the iran-contra affairs, the only comprehensive website on the famous reagan-era government scandal, which stemmed from the us government's policies toward two seemingly unrelated countries, nicaragua and iran. The iran-contra affair (persian: ایران-کنترا, spanish: caso irán-contra), also referred to as irangate, contragate or the iran-contra scandal, was a political scandal in the united states that came to light in november 1986. Iran-contra affair: the diversion scandal eugene hasenfus of marinette, wisconsin was this paper will examine all aspects of the iran-contra affair by defining the history between the iranians and the united states, then the nicaraguans and the united states, and finally discussing the.
Contradictions, disarray and a case for impeachment the purpose of this essay is to analyze the iran-contra scandal and to argue whether the president of the united states, ronald reagan, deserved impeachment as a consequence. The tangled web of foreign policy—especially the iran-contra affair—that deceived the american people, angered him he wrote, ronald reagan had not only run against the federal government when he first campaigned for the presidency he continued to run against it while heading it. The iran-contra affair (persian: ایران-کنترا , spanish language: caso irán-contra), also referred to as irangate, contragate or the iran-contra scandal, was a political scandal in the united states that came to light in november 1986. Iran-contra affair, in us history, secret arrangement in the 1980s to provide funds to the nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to iran the iran-contra affair was the product of two separate initiatives during the administration of president ronald reagan. The 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 hostages in lebanon, and.
The iran-contra affair, also referred to as irangate, contragate or the iran-contra scandal, was a political scandal in the united states that occurred during the second term of the reagan. Special report: a quarter century ago with the breaking of the iran-contra scandal, the united states had a chance to step back from its march toward empire and to demand accountability for white. In the case of the iran-contra scandal, that hasn't think about it: as matters stand, the central issue in this episode--how the shared responsibilities for the conduct of foreign policy ought to be divided between the presidency and the congress--has not been seriously joined, at least not by the.
- the iran-contra affair the tangled us foreign-policy scandal known as the iran-contra affair came to light in november 1986 when president ronald reagan said yes to reports that the united states had secretly sold arms to iran. The iran-contra scandal - the usa illegally sold arms to iran in order to negotiate with terrorists, and illegally funded nicaraguan rebels a massive thank you to our super fans who have supported us on our patreon page feel free to take a look at the rewards we have on offer for our supporters here. The scandal was rather a symbol of the growing imbalance between the executive and legislative branches in the field of foreign affairs - an imbalance that carries serious constitutional implications. The iran-contra affair took places in the 1980's it was a secret agreement to provide funds to the nicaraguan contra this is a perfect example of the united states sidestepping policy and becoming entangled in iran-contra: a comparison of two scandals and their investigations watergate and.
Oliver north in july 1987, testifying before a congressional committee about his role in the iran-contra affair — the scandal that both landed him in court and made him an enduring hero for the. The iran-contra affair emergence of the aids crisis reagan's administration was embroiled in scandal when it came to light that the united states had sold weapons to iran and funneled the money to nicaraguan rebels. During this period, a political scandal was revealed in which criminal elements from the us government what were the historical settings in which the iran-contra scandal took take place these questions will be worked out by taking a preliminary look at an historical overview of nicaragua. Best answer: the iran contra affair was a big nothing the president makes foreign policy, not congress senator boland attached a rider amendment to a budget bill that forbade the government from helping the contras, because the democrats supported the communist dictator, daniel ortega.