Messing discusses US anti-drug policy with then Vice President
George Herbert Walker Bush and current (2001) US President George
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trips to El Salvador to date by Major Messing and NDCF
Escorted Cong. Sensenbrenner
and Cong. Herger to Nicaragua where they talked to key
people about important security issues there
April: Two trips
to Chile were made by NDCF to assess the political and
economic situation there
A fact-finding trip was
taken to Israel and Lebanon; this began an experiment
in trying to use solutions from regional and local conflicts
to solve universal problems
Went to examine the pre-election
situation in South Korea with Cong. Robert Dornan and
also observed the situation along the Demilitarized Zone;
Also visited the Philippines fledgling Democracy
Went to sea on a U.S.
aircraft carrier to produce a study on how carrier fleet
forces support U.S. defense maneuvers world-wide, with
true effectiveness and at relatively low costs
Over 15 tons of food and medicine
provided to El Salvador (This was SIX times our annual
budget!); Recipients were refugees that had been hit by Communist
backed FMLN Guerrilla Forces. Met with U.S. Ambassador to El
Salvador, Edwin Corr, to discuss the shortcomings of the U.S.
Featured In/Quoted In:
Defense News, "Needed: The Right Equipment"
by Major Andy Messing and Lt Col Richard Nevitte
Washington Post, "Report Disputed on North's Authorship
of Notes" RE: Lt.Col. Oliver North and the Tower Investigation
on North's memo
USA Today, "Memos Not North's, Man Says"
Economist, "The Road from Laos to Nicaragua"
New York Times, "Litigation Over a Chart"
paper published, July 1987, "The Ethanol Option:
A Key to Security, Employment and Growth"
the Iran-Contra "affair" through an error in the Tower
Commission Report which resulted in three separate governmental
investigations into NDCF activities. First, Independent Counsel
Judge Walsh, then House and Senate Select Committees, and finally,
the IRS. All this while NDCF had taken the point position in
defending President Reagan and Lt.Col. Oliver North
end of 1987, the radical-left Christic Institute subpoenaed
Major Andy Messing as a witness. NONE OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS,
HOWEVER, FOUND ANY WRONG-DOING OR MALFEASANCE BY NDCF
the 2nd "American Heroes" Awards
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