Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Daily Flashback: Iran-Contra & Raygun's Greatest Hit

Iran-Contra and Arms-for-Hostages Scandals: Eugene Hasenfus:

...Negotiations between Iran and the US for more arms sales hit another snag, with the Iranians merely releasing some American hostages and kidnapping more (see September 19, 1986). CIA Director William Casey decides to reprise the earlier strategy of exhorting Iraq to escalate its air strikes against Iran, thus forcing Iran to turn to the US for more military aid (see July 23, 1986)...

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