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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...

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,...

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...

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