Talk:Kerry Committee report

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deletion[edit]

Re the addition of the anon, I removed the additions :

Meanwhile, Kerry's staff began their own investigations, and on October 14, 1986 issued a report which exposed illegal activities on the part of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, who had set up a private network involving, amongst many others, the National Security Council, USAID, and the CIA to deliver military equipment to right-wing Nicaraguan rebels (Contras). Could you please verify where you got this information? Thank you. Travb (talk) 13:55, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

work[edit]

this article needs more work, its important. ΤΕΡΡΑΣΙΔΙΩΣ(Ταλκ) 03:05, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Fix lead[edit]

The second sentence of the article's lead originally stated:

 The report found the United States Department of State had paid drug traffickers.  Some of these payments were after the traffickers had been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies on drug charges or while traffickers were under active investigation by these same agencies.

This is misleading, to put it mildly, and I've deleted it. The actual claim that the committee made was that there were "Payments to drug traffickers by the U.S. State Department of funds authorized by the Congress for humanitarian assistance to the Contras, in some cases after the traffickers had been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies on drug charges, in others while traffickers were under active investigation by these same agencies." This statement appears later in the article, where it should. The Committee was accusing the State Department of failing to vet the firms who were chosen to fly hazardous routes to provide aid to refugees of the Nicaraguan conflict. It was not accusing the State Department of paying drug traffickers to ship drugs. Rgr09 (talk) 05:10, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Serious problem[edit]

This article confounds two different reports. The first was a report which Kerry released in 1986. This had to do with the Iran-Contra scandal. The second is a report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and Foreign Operations, which Kerry chaired. This report was the one released on April 13, 1989. The two reports were done at separate times, involved separated people and had separate consequences. This article is mainly linked to by articles that reference the 1989 report. For the 1986 report, I will check to make sure the references to it are consistent with the information in the main Iran-Contra article and then delete that material out. Yet another error-riddled article that has sat almost untouched for 9 years. Rgr09 (talk) 05:30, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

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Corn on Kerry Report[edit]

The David Corn article cited in the article is not available on line. It was used to support the claim that the CIA Inspector-General's report confirmed the conclusions of the Kerry Committee Report, but this is problematical. Both the IG report and the Committee report were very lengthy and covered many topics, most of them quite different. For instance, at least half of the IG report was devoted to the claims of Gary Webb's Dark Alliance series, which was not in the KC report at all. What part of the KC report did Corn think the IG report confirmed? This claim has been up for over 10 years with nothing more to support it than this one note. I'm deleting the claim for now. Anyone following up on this please give more substantial sources. Rgr09 (talk) 21:26, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

For future referece[edit]

UPI report: "White House blocks GAO probe of Noriega" by Brian Barger. The Kerry report refers to this on pp. 79-80 in its discussion of Noriega. -Location (talk) 22:44, 1 October 2017 (UTC)