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Robert ‘Bud’ McFarlane, Reagan national security adviser, dies at 84

Former National Security Advisor Robert C. McFarlane gestures while testifying before the House-Senate panel investigating the Iran-Contra affair on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 13, 1987. At one point in his testimony, McFarlane suggested he was ready to kill himself if he was in danger of being kidnapped or tortured during a secret trip to Teheran in May 1986. (AP Photo/Lana Harris)

As national security adviser, "Bud" McFarlane was credited with helping shape President Reagan's proposed antimissile Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly known as "Star Wars."

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