04/24 – Operation Eagle Claw

Delta Force assaulters preparing for the rescue mission. Operators dressed in civilian clothes and concealed their weapons and ammunition beneath black-dyed BDU jackets. (Wikimedia Commons) On this day in 1980, Operation Eagle Claw - the US mission to rescue the 52 hostages held at the American embassy in Tehran, Iran - began after months of…

01/19 – The Iran Hostage Crisis

Anti-Iranian protesters in the US. What most of these people failed to realize is that Iranians who had chosen to live in America already rejected the Iranian regime, and as such were not "enemies of America". (Flickr) On this day in 1981, 52 American hostages were released from captivity after an agreement was signed between…