George W. Cave
George W. Cave was a CIA operations officer and authority on Iran who took part in the Iran-Contra arms sale. George Cave majored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University, where he studied from 1952 to 1956, and joined CIA after graduation. One account claims Cave served for the CIA in Teheran during the 1953 Iranian coup d'état that restored the Shah of Iran to power. In the mid 1970s he served in Tehran as deputy CIA station chief, with personal ties to the Shah. He was charged with lying to Congress about CIA's involvement in Iran-Contra. In his final interview Duane Clarridge, former CIA operations officer and Iran-Contra figure, hinted that George Cave's novel October 1980 was a largely accurate depiction of how Reagan's October Surprise transpired.
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