Plumbing the Cia's Shadowy Role

What Bill Casey didn't know -- and when he didn't know it

The thin, slightly stooped figure shuffled inside a cordon of burly bodyguards to take the witness chair in Room 2118 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Staring down at him from their two rows of seats, the members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee itched to ask their questions. If anyone should know the dark secrets behind the Iran-contra connection, this was the man. He heads all of the nation's intelligence agencies. He has a special fondness for clandestine operations. He holds Cabinet rank and sits on the National Security Council, and his advice and friendship are deeply valued by the...

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