Global Politics

Iran-Contra Remembered

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Oliver North (Photo: US govt/Wiki Commons)

It's been 25 years since the "Iran-Contra" affair hit the headlines. Reagan Administration officials were charged with lying to Congress about backdoor efforts to sell arms to Iran. White House officials used proceeds from the arms deal to fund a rebel army that attempted to overthrow Nicaragua's government. Host Marco Werman talks with co-chair of the congressional investigation, former Rep. Lee Hamilton.

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