Military Aid: Trying to Hide $250 Million

Covert operations go better when they remain covert. Yet U.S. funding and CIA direction of the contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua have long been among Washington's most openly debated topics. It has been no secret either that the CIA has been funneling arms and supplies to the fighters in Afghanistan who have been battling the five-year-old Soviet occupation. The clandestine supply route through Pakistan has been widely reported. The U.S. Senate even voted unanimously last Oct. 3 to approve a resolution declaring that "it would be indefensible to provide the...

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