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Adolfo Calero

As a U.S.-educated Coca-Cola executive and Conservative Party leader in Nicaragua, Adolfo Calero, who died June 2 at 80, opposed the brutally corrupt right-wing...

What to Expect From Bob Gates

The first time I met Bob Gates was by chance. I was on the 7th floor, the CIA's executive suites, seeing an old friend, Gates's special assistant. I had just...

And They Can All Be Guests on Ollie North's Show

It was Generation X's first affair. Before Monica, before Whitewater, there was Iran-contra. It has been 15 years since Ollie North made his ardent defense of...

Presidential Pardons: Unchecked Power

For the past three decades, American Presidents have been cautious about issuing pardons. In eight years, Bill Clinton gave out roughly 300. Herbert Hoover...

BOOKS: AHAB'S HARPOONERS

CAPTAIN SCOTT O'GRADY HAD THE grace to blush when America welcomed him home with the kind of publicity once lavished on Douglas MacArthur. O'Grady had eaten...

Iran-Contra: The Cover-Up Begins to Crack

Until last week the Iran-contra scandal seemed ready to fade from the courts, the news and the mind. After costing more than four years and $25.5 million, the...

The CIA: See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Senate scrutiny of Robert Gates had barely begun when an aide handed intelligence-committee chairman David Boren a slip of paper. Its message: all charges...

On The Naughty List

WHILE CASPAR WEINBERGER AND FIVE OTHER SUSPECTS IN the Iran-contra affair got pardons for Christmas, the Santa in the White House was not so generous to...

A State of Instability $

The state of Virginia honors its traditions faithfully, preferring, in its genteel political combat, mediocrity over notoriety. But this year's Senate race,...

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