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ID:

703

Date:

2014-11-08

Headline:

Never-before-heard tapes of Reagan revealed

Reporter's name:

Gary Buiso

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

New York Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Eighteen years after William Doyle filed a FOIA request, the Ronald Reagan presidential library began releasing tapes of phone conversations the then-President had held with other world leaders during the 1980s: discussing hostage negotiations, the Grenada invasion, and an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. The conversations were originally recorded at the Situation Room of the White House.

Notes:

The article describes the wait for the tape recordings: "Doyle received them last week following a Freedom of Information Act request he made in 1996." (See also: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/11/10/historians-thought-nixon-was-the-last-president-to-record-his-phone-calls-reagan-proved-them-wrong/)

Keywords:

Ronald Reagan, White House, William Doyle, Situation Room, Menachem Begin, Israel, Lebanon, Beirut, Pakistan, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Syria, Hafez al-Assad, Britain, Margaret Thatcher, Iran-Contra, Ronald Reagan Library,

URL:

http://nypost.com/2014/11/08/never-before-heard-tapes-of-reagan-and-foreign-leaders-revealed/


Agencies:

NARA

States:

CA
DC

Categories:

foreign affairs
technology
telecommunications


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