The show begins with an outline of the importance of Mena, Arkansas in the "Iran-Contra" affair, and includes several of the reports from Theresa Dickie which first broke the affair of Mena airport to a national audience. Her suspicions were aroused by logical inconsistencies, such as the presence of a huge military transport plane (the "Fat Lady" piloted by Barry Seal which was shot down in 1986, exposing Iran-Contra) and in particular the extreme security measures.
The second hour is a made up of a pair of testimonies, first of Terry Reed, explaining how he got involved in the affair as a spook chosen for "Task Force Alpha", "the deniable link between authorized military operations and the unauthorized activities of the Central Intelligence Agency". Several colleagues from South East Asia would later play important parts in Iran-Contra, such as William Cooper, who was piloting the cargo plane which was show down in 1986, exposing Iran-Contras.
It concludes with the testimony of his staunch supporter, Janis Read who corroborates his account of life on the run from the US justice system., and tells how she was maliciously prosecuted in a vindictive effort to suppress her husband. We conclude with the sad note that their legal "offensive" came to nought after the judge who presided over it refused to hear testimony about Terry Read's blackops, or about Bill Clinton - who as governor of Arkansas gave him the job. Small world...
Thanks to Terry Read for the film.