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The Failed Rescue Attempt in Iran

Boy, do I remember this. On 24 Apr 1980, a military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran, Iran, ended with eight US servicemen dead and no hostages rescued. With the Iran Hostage Crisis in its sixth month and all diplomatic...

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Operation Desert Storm

I was the Mideast war planner for US Readiness Command at MacDill AFB in Tampa from 1977 to 1981. In those days we thought the enemy we’d be fighting over the Mideast oil would be the Soviet Union. My modest efforts probably became a part of...

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