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The Iran-Contra Affair: Political Scandal Uncovered Lisa Klobuchar

The Iran-Contra Affair: Political Scandal Uncovered

Lisa Klobuchar

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780756534806
Hardcover
96 pages
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On October 5, 1986, Nicaraguan government forces shot down an American plane loaded with supplies for the country s rebel forces, the Contras. One month later, Middle Eastern journalists broke a story about a secret trip made by members of PresidentMoreOn October 5, 1986, Nicaraguan government forces shot down an American plane loaded with supplies for the country s rebel forces, the Contras. One month later, Middle Eastern journalists broke a story about a secret trip made by members of President Ronald Reagan s administration to Iran. They had gone there to discuss the sale of missiles in exchange for the release of American hostages held in Lebanon. The world soon learned how these two seemingly unrelated events were linked, and the resulting scandal came to be known as the Iran-Contra affair.