Comandos : the CIA and Nicaragua's Contra Rebels

Title

Comandos : the CIA and Nicaragua's Contra Rebels

Author(s)

Sam Dillon

Role

Sam Dillon.

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

Dillon, a reporter for the Miami Herald , offers the first comprehensive examination of the civil war in Nicaragua from the Contra side. He focuses largely on the work of Luis Fley, the Contras' chief legal investigator who, uncovering tortures, rapes and murders committed by the Contra commanders against their own peasant troops, brought the criminals before a tribunal. Dillon analyzes the rivalry among U.S. agencies for control of the Contras--the CIA, the State Department, the Pentagon, the Agency for International Development and the National Security Council all had a crack at it--and shows how Lt. Col. Oliver North secretly aided and advised the Contra army during the U.S. military-aid cutoff from 1984 to 1986.

ISBN

9780805014754

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Publication Information

Dillon, Sam, Comandos: the CIA and Nicaragua's Contra Rebels. New York : H. Holt, 1991.

Rights

Copyright: H. Holt, 1991.