Oliver North's Other Secret

Other Secret

An accountant, a policeman, even a stenographer who has been hospitalized for emotional distress can expect some probing questions when applying for a new job. Then how come Oliver North had no trouble winning a position in 1981 on the National Security Council staff, where emotional stability should be a prime requisite? Probably because hardly anyone knew, until the Miami Herald reported it last week, that North had spent three weeks in Bethesda Naval Hospital for emotional problems six years before he joined the NSC. Why no one knew is another question.

The Marine Corps confirmed that North was indeed hospitalized...

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