The Iran Contra Affair Case

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The Iran Contra Affair Cpl Justin P. Cameron Cpl Justin P. Cameron CI HUMINT Research Paper The Iran Contra Affair The Iran Contra Affair The topic which I have been assigned to research for my application to lateral move into the 0211 Counter Intelligence MOS is the Iran Contra Affair. The Iran Contra Affair was essentially labeled as an, “arms for hostages deal,” which was politically charged and lead by different officials in the United States, including the President at the time, Ronald Reagan. The facts surrounding the entire incident still remain somewhat unknown and many accused the President of having much more involvement than he let on. Ultimately Reagan’s support from the people rebounded during this era and…show more content…
So we have a proverbial arm wrestling match between the west and communism. Everything reaches its tipping point in two unsuspecting places. Fueled by a relentless group of U.S. Officials and what some have labeled as an “obsessed” Ronald Reagan, the Iran Contra became a pivotal point in U.S. history and wrote the book on covert foreign policy. NICARAGUA The history between the U.S. and Nicaragua has always been aimed at making sure there politically ideologies remain in line with our own. With the spread of communism, the U.S. had been involved in Nicaragua since 1912. The U.S. has acted as Big Brother and used military force when pro U.S. leaders were facing rebellion. Unfortunately in 1936 when the U.S. began training the Nicaraguan National Guard, there was a forceful takeover by a man named Somoza Garcia. The era of rule under the leadership and guidance of Garcia lasted for 43 years until a group known as the “FSLN” which stands for the Sandinista National Liberation Front was created which was essentially anti Somoza Garcia. The FSLN was a communist group which wanted to make Nicaragua a socialist state. Ultimately the group took control of the country and committed numerous human rights violations and also stole foreign aid for themselves. So with this takeover began a very rocky and difficult relationship with the U.S. IRAN Amazingly at one point in time Iran was one of the U.S.’s most important
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