Letters: Secord's Secrets

After watching Major General Richard Secord's testimony in the Iran-contra hearings ((NATION, May 18)), I have come to admire this man. We live in a complicated world, and our Government must have people like Secord who are qualified both technically and temperamentally to handle the brutal realities.

Lance C. Jacobs


I now realize why I and many other Americans support men like General Secord and Robert McFarlane. We agree with their objectives and see that these men are level-headed and competent, not ideologues, as I first believed.

Kevin Kennett

Midland, Mich.

The suggestion by Secord and McFarlane that Congress is...

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