A Very Thin Line – Iran-Contra

From roughly 1982 to 1986, the Reagan Administration conducted a series of clandestine operations with foreign intermediaries not officially authorized by Congress – and in many cases deemed illegal. Many of the operations were orchestrated by a group in the National Security Council, carried out most notably by Colonel Oliver North. As rival organizations such as the State Department began leaking information of the activities, the American press began piecing the various deals together into what later became known as the Iran-Contra Scandal. In his book ‘A Very Thin Line’, Theodore Draper attempts to unravel some of these complex webs of deception..

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