Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

**CANCELLED** David Crist: Our Secret War with Iran

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.


For three decades, the United States and Iran have engaged in a secret war that began with the Iranian Revolution and simmers today inside Iraq and in the Persian Gulf. This briar patch of a conflict has frustrated five American presidents (snaring its sixth with Barack Obama), divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. A senior historian for the federal government with unparalleled access, David Crist, author of The Twilight War, reveals the war’s secret negotiations, clandestine counterattacks, and hidden casualties and explains why, although much has changed since 1979, Iran and America remain each other’s biggest national-security nightmares. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with the World Affairs Council and University Book Store.  Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.


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  1. Greg
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    This event was cancelled not postponed, evidently. Why is that, lack of people signing up in advance, the speaker was diverted some how, other?

    • Edward
      Posted July 26, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

      I’m afraid that Mr. Crist’s schedule abruptly changed and he had to cancel a whole leg of his tour. We were very excited to host him. He did a nice interview on Fresh Air earlier this week that’s available here.

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