Former US national security adviser Robert MacFarlane dies at 84
Former US national security adviser Robert MacFarlane has died at the age of 84. About it informs Washington Post, citing the politician’s son.
The cause of death was an exacerbation of lung disease. McFarlane served as adviser to the President of the United States under Ronald Reagan. He worked in this position for two years (1983 – 1985) and left the post due to disagreements with the head US Department of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Reagan Chief of Staff Donald Regan.
McFarlane was involved in a political scandal related to Operation Iran-Contra, the illegal supply of weapons to Iran in order to finance far-right militants in Nicaragua. In 1988, as part of the investigation of this case, the politician pleaded guilty to hiding information from US Congress. He was sentenced to two years of probation and a $20,000 fine. In 1992, he was pardoned by the President of the United States George W. Bush.
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