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The Iran-Contra Affair and the “End” of the Cold War

Michael Schaller

in Reckoning with Reagan: America and Its President in the 1980s

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090499
eISBN:
9780199854196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090499.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the revelation of the Iran-Contra Affair and the end of the Cold War during the second term of Ronald Reagan as U.S. president. It describes how Reagan initiated the Contra aid ... More


Iran-Contra as Built Space: U.S. Imperial Tehran in Exile and Edge City’s Central American Presence

Andrew Friedman

in Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1987, observers noticed two formations in the covert capital. The first was Edge City, an urban-studies term describing the offices, malls, and hotels that, at Tysons Corner, gave northern ... More


Arms and the Man

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the events surrounding what became known, starting in late 1986, as the Iran-Contra scandal. National Security Council (NSC) staffer Oliver North was at the center of the ... More


“The Hamlet of Nations”: The Rhetoric and Reality of the Reagan Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy, 1980–1985

Christopher J. Fuller

in See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218541
eISBN:
9780300227673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218541.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter reveals that the concept of waging war against terrorists did not arise from the ruins of the World Trade Center, but can in fact be traced back to a small group of counterterrorism ... More


Conclusion: The Twilight of the Anticommunist International

Kyle Burke

in Revolutionaries for the Right: Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640730
eISBN:
9781469640754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640730.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Iran-Contra scandal halted much of these paramilitary campaigns in the late 1980s. That was because it required many of the most important actors, John Singlaub among them, to spend much of their ... More


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