War Stories with Oliver North
War Stories is a military history program on the Fox News Channel. Hosted by Oliver North , the program covers a number of different stories relating to war and national defense, featuring individuals who were directly involved with the topic covered in...
on Fox News Channel
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, a military historian, and a New York Times best-selling author.
North was at the center of national attention during the Iran-Contra affair
The Iran–Contra affair , also referred to as Irangate, Contragate or Iran-Contra-Gate, was a political scandal in the United States that came to light in November 1986. During the Reagan administration, senior Reagan administration officials and President Reagan secretly facilitated the sale of...
, a political scandal
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of the late 1980s. North was a National Security Council
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staff member involved in the clandestine
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sale of weapons to Iran
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, which served to encourage the release of U.S.