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Profile: Howard Teicher


Positions that Howard Teicher has held:

  • National Security aide




Quote, (August 2002)

   “You have to understand the geostrategic context, which was very different from where we are now. Realpolitik dictated that we act to prevent the situation from getting worse.” [New York Times, 8/18/2002]

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Howard Teicher actively participated in the following events:


June 1982      US knowledge 1980s

       President Reagan issues a national security directive which formalizes US policy toward the Iraq-Iran war, committing the US to continued support for Iraq to avoid an Iranian victory. The document is authored by National Security aides Howard Teicher and Geoff Kemp. [NBC News, 8/18/02; The Times, 12/31/02 Sources: Teicher Affidavit]
People and organizations involved: Ronald Reagan, Geoff Kemp, Howard Teicher

1986      US knowledge 1980s

       US President Ronald Reagan sends a secret message to Saddam Hussein recommending that he order his military to intensify its air attacks against Iran. The message is delivered by Vice President Bush who conveys the message to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who in turn passes it on to Saddam Hussein. The talking points for Bush's meeting with Mubarak are authored by national security aide Howard Teicher. [NBC News 8/18/02 Sources: Teicher Affidavit]
People and organizations involved: Saddam Hussein, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Howard Teicher, Hosni Mubarak

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