These plans would become known as “Operation Eagle Claw,” an operation that lead to a catastrophic missi...
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...meone knows a mission is doomed from the start, they must speak up. The biggest question to ask your-self about this operation is what would have happened if it were not for the lack of the required aircraft? With the severe breakdown of communication and lack of vital information, who knows what could have happened if the force actually made it into Tehran.
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