Iran Contra scandal

London security firm KMS linked to secret war in Nicaragua

The London Daily News, March 2 1987

The Prime Minister is to be challenged over her links with a powerful London security company which has been implicated in the Reagan Contra arms scandal.
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UK government under pressure to disclose covert links with KMS

The London Daily News, March 5 1987

The British government faces a barrage of hostile questions over its secret links with the London security company KMS Ltd, which has been accused of running mercenary operations for Whitehall in Central America and Sri Lanka.
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KMS: Whitehall's secret army

The London Daily News, March 6 1987
with Clive Edwards

KMS is no ordinary security company. From an address in Kensington, it runs a global network of mercenaries. Those who know it from the inside and who are not easily shaken, are in awe of it - and particularly in awe of the two SAS veterans who run it, Major David Walker and Colonel Jim Johnson.
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KMS "had Whitehall backing to send 50 men to aid Contras"

The London Daily News, March 6 1987

The British government is under new pressure to explain its links with President Reagan's secret war against the Contras in Nicaragua after London Daily News evidence that 50 British mercenaries were enlisted to join the fight.
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New evidence confirms London links to Contra scandal

The London Daily News, March 26 1987

New documentary evidence of British mercenaries' involvement in the secret operation run by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North has been obtained by the US Senate inquiry into the Contra arms scandal.
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How Oliver North used Terry Waite as a cover for illegal arms deal

The London Daily News, April 17 1987

YESTERDAY morning, the shop windows of Blackheath were speckled with white posters. Under the motif of a dove of peace, they urged: "Don't Forget Terry Waite". By the afternoon, they had gone.

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Profile of David Walker as Oliver North discloses his role with Contras

The London Daily News, July 14 1987

Britain's own equivalent of Colonel Oliver North has been revealed for the first time in the Irangate hearings.
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The security companies which operate as privatised wing of British intelligence

The Illustrated London News, August 1 1987

Badakhshan, northern Afghanistan. July 1983. An Englishman travelling with a group of Mujahadeen guerrillas dies in an ambush by Russian troops. The Russians recover his body along with a miniature satellite dish, a transmitter and a computerised keyboard. The Russians say the dead man was one of six Englishmen working with the Mujahadeen and they identify him by his passport as Stuart Bodman. The...

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The Hidden Hand of William Casey

The Scotsman and The New Zealand Dominion, January 25 1988

In the sweeping grounds of a Virginian mansion, not far from Washington DC, two rich and powerful men took a stroll one Sunday afternoon early in 1985. They walked slowly and spoke quietly; after a while one of them took a piece of paper from his pocket and passed it to his companion. A few more words, and the conversation was over.

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Iran Contra and other US gems

Scotland on Sunday diary column, March 14 1988

The White House is picking up ominous signals that the Iran
Contra scandal is about to come back to haunt it. Despite the
administration's miraculous recovery from last year's beating and
the complete disappearance of the scandal from the headlines, the
threat of a punishing revival can now be seen in three different
directions.

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Cocaine and piffle in the world of drugs

The Scotsman and The New Zealand Dominion, May 23 1988

This is the story of two kings. The first comes from humble origins, a street kid from New York, whose father died when he was a child, who learned to deal and steal for a living and who dreamed that one day he would be rich and powerful, and who finally found himself a throne as one of the world's wealthiest and most successful criminals, the King of Cocaine.

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The assassination business

The Scotsman, July 26 1988

The secret life of Major David Walker started to unravel early last year when investigators in Washington, who were pursuing the endless avenues of the Iran Contra scandal, opened a safe which had once belonged to the disgraced White House aide, Lt Col Oliver North, and found a scrap of paper with a hand-written diagram on it.

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Another October Surprise?

The Scotsman and The New Zealand Dominion, October 14 1988

Mr Mark Goodwin, a spokesman for Vice President George Bush, adopted his most scandalised manner. "Someone who articulates that ought not to be allowed to operate heavy equipment," he declared.

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