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Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Bruce Riedel
  • Preface: Settings for the Scandal
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Raising the Contras
  • 2. Coping with Iran
  • 3. Taking Over the Covert War
  • 4. TOW Missiles to Tehran
  • 5. Quid pro Quos
  • 6. HAWKS
  • 7. Tightening the Reins on the Contras
  • 8. A Neat Idea
  • 9. Air Contra
  • 10. Road to Tehran
  • 11. Meltdown
  • 12. Blowback
  • 13. The Early Cover-Up
  • 14. Congress Steps In
  • 15. The Independent Counsel
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Malcolm Byrne is Deputy Director and Research Director at the National Security Archive. He is the coauthor of Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran Relations in the Iran-Iraq War, 1979𔳛1988.

Reviews

At last, the Iran-Contra affair has a comprehensive history worthy of the scandal which, if the system had worked, should have landed many senior White House officials in the slammer. Malcolm Byrne has told this complex story in brilliant fashion."" - Seymour M. Hersh, author of Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib

""A riveting book about a remarkable scandal and a warning about the excesses of secrecy and partisanship in American foreign policy."" - Bruce Riedel, author of Al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future

""An impressive, compelling and revelatory work."" - David Farber, author of Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam

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