George W. Cave

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George W. Cave was a CIA operations officer and authority on Iran who took part in the Iran-Contra arms sale.[1][2] George Cave majored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University, where he studied from 1952 to 1956,[3] 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.[4] In the mid 1970s he served in Tehran as deputy CIA station chief, with personal ties to the Shah.[4] He was charged with lying to Congress about CIA's involvement in Iran-Contra.[5][6] 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Neil A. (August 11, 1992). "ONS Ex-C.I.A. Expert on Iran Ties Agent to Arms Sale". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Horvitz, Paul F. (1991-10-02). "Ex-Aide Calls CIA Under Casey and Gates Corrupt and Slanted". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 
  3. ^ Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (5 March 2016). "Participant Biographies" (PDF). 
  4. ^ a b "Plumbing the Cia's Shadowy Role". TIME. December 22, 1986. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Neil A. (1992-08-11). "Ex-C.I.A. Expert on Iran Ties Agent to Arms Sale". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  6. ^ OSTROW, RONALD J. (1992-08-11). "Ex-CIA Chief's Statements on Secord Contradicted". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  7. ^ Schou, Nicholas (April 24, 2016). "THE 'OCTOBER SURPRISE' WAS REAL, LEGENDARY SPYMASTER HINTS IN FINAL INTERVIEW". Newsweek.