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April 4, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A former CIA official testified Monday that William J. Casey, the late CIA director, designated Oliver L. North to assist the Nicaraguan Contras after Congress cut off U.S. government funding for the rebel forces in 1984. The ex-official, Vincent M.
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April 4, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A former CIA official testified Monday that William J. Casey, the late CIA director, designated Oliver L. North to assist the Nicaraguan Contras after Congress cut off U.S. government funding for the rebel forces in 1984. The ex-official, Vincent M.
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November 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
A former CIA official says that the United States is "very close" to getting indictments against the terrorists who bombed Pan Am Flight 103 and that it also has evidence that Iran is responsible for the disaster. U.S. officials investigating the December, 1988, bombing over Scotland had initially suspected that members of the Syrian-based Palestine Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command were responsible. But Vincent M.
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December 20, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
A British Broadcasting Corp. investigation has indicated that Britain and the United States may have fingered Libya in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in a bid to divert suspicion from the other possible culprits--Syria and Iran. In the program "Silence Over Lockerbie," the head of a Swiss electronics firm that made the circuit board used as the timer said he had wrongly told investigators that the devices were supplied only to Libya.
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March 6, 1996 | JAMES RISEN and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. government contends that its crackdown on fund-raising by Hamas in this country has succeeded in cutting to a trickle the money flowing to the terrorist group from the United States. But the kind of terrorism Hamas practices does not cost much and does not rely on U.S.-based support. Hamas has raised money informally in this country through a loosely organized effort involving mosques in cities with significant Arab American populations.
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November 27, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted a retired senior CIA official on seven counts of lying to Senate and House committees and a presidential review board about a secret shipment of Hawk missiles to Iran that entangled the intelligence agency in the Iran-Contra scandal. The indictment of Duane (Dewey) Clarridge on perjury and false-statement charges raised to four the number of former CIA officials charged in the case and signaled that the investigation is moving into its final stage.
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February 26, 1988 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration bluntly predicted Thursday that the current Soviet-backed regime in Afghanistan headed by President Najibullah will collapse after the Soviet Union pulls its 115,000 troops out of the country. "Our estimate is that the government could splinter and fall of its own weight even before the final Soviet pullout," Robert A. Peck, deputy assistant secretary of state, told the House subcommittee on Asia in an extraordinarily candid assessment of the government's prospects. " .
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November 21, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United States repeatedly turned a blind eye to Iraqi-sponsored terrorism during the 1980s by leaving the nation off its official terrorist-state list, the CIA's former counterterrorist operations chief charged Tuesday. "We looked the other way when we knew that Iraq was carrying out a terrorist operation," said Vincent M. Cannistraro, who retired from the CIA on Oct. 1.
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December 6, 1990 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syria has been paid roughly $1 billion so far for participating in the coalition against Iraq and is trying to use this infusion of new cash to buy advanced weapons for its military, U.S. officials said Wednesday. President Hafez Assad--who until the Persian Gulf crisis was desperately short of cash--is now seeking to buy what one U.S.
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November 22, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush arrived here Wednesday night preparing for a Thanksgiving Day extravaganza designed to shore up support for his Persian Gulf policies, while announcing plans to meet with Syrian leader Hafez Assad, whose past connections with terrorism could undermine Bush's program.
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October 13, 2001 | DAVID WILLMAN and GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Saudi Arabia--although long considered a crucial ally of the United States--has provided little if any assistance to investigators hunting the friends and finances of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terror network, according to intelligence and law enforcement specialists. On Sept.
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