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ID:

489

Date:

2006-11-26

Headline:

Memo: Gates recommended airstrikes on Nicaragua in '84

Reporter's name:

Julian E. Barnes

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Los Angeles Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The National Security Archive released a memo obtained under FOIA, written by then-deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Robert Gates, in which Gates warned that Soviet-Sandinista collaboration in Nicaragua was threatening the stability of Central America - and that a series of sharp measures, culminating in airstrikes, would be the best and only way to avoid "disaster."

Keywords:

Gates, Robert Gates, CIA, DOD, memo, nomination, Nicaragua, Sandinista, Daniel Ortega, Soviet, Central America, National Security Archive, Iran-Contra, Lawrence Walsh, Thomas Blanton

URL:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2003448274_gates26.html


Agencies:

CIA

States:

DC

Categories:

foreign affairs
intelligence
military


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