|Author:||Barbara Silberdick Feinberg,Don Lawson|
|Publisher:||Franklin Watts (April 1, 1991)|
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The Iran Hostage Crisis and the Iran-Contra Affair.
America Held Hostage : The Iran Hostage Crisis and the Iran-Contra Affair. by Don Lawson and Barbara Silberdick Feinberg.
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The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of Iranian college students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the .
Describes how extremist groups and governments have resorted to hostage taking in recent years, and shows how both the Carter and Reagan . Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick.
Describes how extremist groups and governments have resorted to hostage taking in recent years, and shows how both the Carter and Reagan administrations have dealt with such crises. Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-123) and index.
The Iran-Contra Affair was a secret . arms deal that traded missiles and other arms to free some Americans held hostage by terrorists in Lebanon, but also used funds from the arms deal to support armed conflict in Nicaragua. The controversial dealmaking-and the ensuing political scandal-threatened to bring down the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The Iran-Contra Affair, or Irangate, may not have happened were it not for the political climate in the early 1980s.
American citizens have been held hostage in the Middle East at least since 1979, when our embassy in Teheran was .
American citizens have been held hostage in the Middle East at least since 1979, when our embassy in Teheran was seized by a mob; Lawson's history of the US government's response in the 80's makes a sad tale of hypocrisy, incompetence, and corruption. He shows how, after the hostage crisis cost Carter his political career, Reagan allowed a series of profitable arms-for-hostages deals to go through-while publicly condemning the idea-to finance his ""pet anti-communist project.
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Iran-contra affair, in . The Iran-contra affair was the product of two separate initiatives during the administration of President Ronald Reagan. history, secret arrangement in the 1980s to provide funds to the Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran. The first was a commitment to aid the contras who were conducting a guerrilla war against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua
The Iran-Contra affair was a political scandal that played out between 1985 and 1987, during the second term of President Ronald Reagan
The Iran-Contra affair was a political scandal that played out between 1985 and 1987, during the second term of President Ronald Reagan. The scandal revolved around a plan by Regan administration officials to secretly and illegally sell arms to Iran, with funds from the sales funneled to the Contra rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua’s Cuban-controlled, Marxist Sandinista government. In return for the arms sold to them, the Iranian government had vowed to help secure the release of a group of Americans being held hostage in Lebanon by the terrorist group Hezbollah