Which lieutenant colonel was implicated in the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s?
Answer: Oliver North is primarily remembered for his term as a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s. The scandal involved the illegal sale of weapons to Iran to encourage the release of U.S. hostages. North formulated the second part of the plan, which was to divert proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua, which had been specifically prohibited under the Boland Amendment. He was convicted of three charges, which were overturned in 1990.
Oliver Laurence North is an American political commentator and television host, military historian, New York Times best-selling author, and former United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. Wikipedia
Born: 7 October 1943 (age 73), San Antonio, Texas, United States
Rank: Lieutenant colonel