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Iran-Contra’s Lost Chapter

Robert Parry, who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek, has published a “lost chapter” from the 1993 Iran-Contra report:

  • Launching the Private Network an 84-page draft, plus a CRS study on “Public Diplomacy, Project Democracy and Contra Aid” (attached as an Appendix). (PDF, 3.4 Mb, 104pp).

For background and Parry’s report on this chapter, see: Iran-Contra’s ‘Lost Chapter’ By Robert Parry, Consortium News, June 30, 2008.

[T]he Iran-Contra scandal’s “lost chapter” is a narrative describing how Ronald Reagan’s administration brought CIA tactics to bear domestically to reshape the way Americans perceived the world.

For a copy of the document, National Security Decision Directive NSDD-77, “Management of Public Diplomacy Relative to National Security,” January 14, 1983, which is mentioned in the chapter, and other related documents, see: Rumsfeld’s Roadmap to Propaganda, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 177. January 26, 2006.

Volume 1 of the three volume Final Report Of The Independent Counsel For Iran/Contra Matters is available online here from the Federation of American Scientists, and here from the Federal Bulletin Board, and here from permanent.access.gpo.gov.

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