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Aid to the Nicaraguan Contras and Covert U.S. Activities

July 23, 1987

North and Poindexter have demonstrated supreme contempt of democracy and the democratic processes. How can a few military men in the National Security Council make and carry out policy while flouting our laws and accounting to no one? Is the next step a coup d'etat and government by junta?

I think Americans should be alarmed, and the President should make every effort to assure us that he, not the military, is in control and fully accountable to us, the electorate.

RIVIE LEVIN

Woodland Hills

(The Times has received 789 letters against North's actions, 265 in support of him and 310 commenting on additional issues at the hearings.)

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