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  author={Doug Mecum},
BACKGROUND: Mr. Sarshar is an Iranian emigre in his mid-sixties. He stated he was forced to retire from the FBI (in November 2002) after a two-and-a-half year OPR investi ation in which he w . . on-FBI people. Mr. Sarshar Le~x~p~r~es~s~e~s~a~e~s~s~an~~e~s~p~a~lr~·~a~t~e~a~~e~e~n~p~u~s~e~o~u~t~o~th~e~FmB~Ir~~o~rreasonshe could not understand and he described his difficulties in finding new employment because of the fact that his clearance would have been revoked ifhe had stayed at the Bureau. He… 
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  • P. Major
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    Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
  • 2018
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Myron Taylor and the Bombing of Rome: The Limits of Law and Diplomacy

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The Kennedy Administration and the Battle over Foreign Aid: The Untold Story of the Clay Committee

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The “Cuban Question” and the Cold War in Latin America, 1959–1964

  • Tanya Harmer
  • Political Science
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2019
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Operation AL FAJR: A Study in Army and Marine Corps Joint Operations

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