Operation Eagle Claw and the 1979 Iran Embassy Storming

Eagle Claw, popularly known as Desert One, was the unsuccessful attempt to rescue hostages in Iran in 1980, hostages that had been held since the storming of the embassy in 1979. Replaying two previous podcasts on the topic, we look at the hostage-taking and the rescue attempt. How the plan may have worked? What went wrong? Also, why the embassy was stormed in 1979 and why it was the second time that year. Why one hostage was mad that he was rescued. These topics are discussed and more.

Music from Lee Rosevere’s excellent Music for Podcasts.