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January 11, 1987 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
A draft report by the Senate Intelligence Committee says that Israel has sent Soviet-made weapons to the rebels fighting Nicaragua's leftist regime, according to sources who have read the paper. The report appears to be the first authoritative confirmation that Israel has been sending arms to the contras, who were barred from receiving U.S. military aid from 1984 until last October.
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January 11, 1987 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
A draft report by the Senate Intelligence Committee says that Israel has sent Soviet-made weapons to the rebels fighting Nicaragua's leftist regime, according to sources who have read the paper. The report appears to be the first authoritative confirmation that Israel has been sending arms to the contras, who were barred from receiving U.S. military aid from 1984 until last October.
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February 28, 1987 | PAUL HOUSTON and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
A diagram found in the safe of fired White House aide Oliver L. North suggests that organizations controlled by conservative fund-raiser Carl R. (Spitz) Channell helped to fund a network of private groups secretly providing military aid to the Nicaraguan contras. The hand-drawn diagram, printed in the Tower Commission report, indicates that money flowed from two of Channell's groups through a public relations firm into a North-connected company.
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February 17, 1987 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
Two key associates of Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North who were linked last week to the secret shipment of 358 tons of Communist-Bloc arms to the Defense Department, executed an almost identical arms delivery in 1985 to Nicaraguan rebels, according to European shipping sources and records. The two men, Iranian-American businessman Albert A. Hakim and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V.
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February 21, 1987 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
The Central Intelligence Agency secretly paid $1.2 million for a shipload of Soviet Bloc and Portuguese weapons last fall in an apparent effort to financially bail out two key associates of Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North in the Iran- contra affair, private and U.S. government sources said Friday. The two North associates, California businessman Albert A. Hakim and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V.
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June 25, 1995 | H. JOSEF HEBERT, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thirty-four stainless steel canisters nested in a drab concrete bunker symbolize one of the nuclear power industry's biggest--and potentially deadliest--problems. Stored inside the canisters at Duke Power Co.'s Oconee nuclear plant is nuclear refuse that will remain deadly with radiation for more than 10,000 years. Underwater storage pools are running out of space, while the government remains years--perhaps decades--away from providing a centralized waste disposal site.
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March 2, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES and WILLIAM C. REMPEL, Times Staff Writers
The latest autopsy of the Iran- contra scandal, issued Thursday by the Tower Commission, revives two basic questions that had been all but forgotten in the dash to nab the villains of the affair: What did former White House aide Lt. Col. Oliver L. North do with the millions he hid in Swiss banks? And how did he do it? The full answers may not be known for years.
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May 5, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
Nov. 19, 1984. The day's news was sensational: a natural gas explosion that killed more than 250 in a Mexico City shanty town; a meeting between Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi and terrorist Abu Nidal; the bombing of an abortion clinic in Washington. Nobody noticed what happened in Hamburg, West Germany. It was there that two retired spies--one American, one Iranian, chatted fatefully about American hostages in Lebanon.
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February 13, 1987 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
Two associates of former National Security Council aide Oliver L. North shipped 358 tons of Communist-Bloc assault rifles and other arms to a Pentagon warehouse in the United States last fall, sources here said Thursday. The weapons apparently were to be transshipped to Nicaragua's contras .
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