John Poindexter

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John M. Poindexter is a retired Navy Admiral. Poindexter lost his job as National Security Adviser under Ronald Reagan and was convicted of conspiracy, lying to Congress, defrauding the government, and destroying evidence in the Iran-Contra scandal. Based on the fact that Congress gave Poindexter immunity in exchange for his testimony, the convictions were overturned in 1990, even though the testimony he gave Congress turned out to not be true.

1. Executive Summary of the Walsh Report[1]: Official findings of the Independent Counsel investigations.

2. New York Times[2]: Iran Payment Is Found Diverted to the Contras; Two Reagan Men Are Out.

3. CNN Interactive[3]: Iran-Contra White House Email.

The full article that headlined "On February 13, 2002, Americans were warned that our nation was facing the threat of danger to homeland security. Three hours later it happened, but nobody told America. That day, John M. Poindexter was appointed Director of the Pentagon's Information Awareness Office" can be found at

Eighteen months later, the two publicly exposed projects proposed by Poindexter, Total Information Awareness and Policy Analysis Market were shot down by the media, the general public, and Congress. [4]

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