In the early morning of April 25, 1980, U.S. soldiers have attempted to rescue the 52 American hostages, but the mission was canceled, and three helicopters suffered from mechanical failures on their way. Forty years after the Iran hostage rescue mission that took the life of 8 U.S. military personnel, burning questions have lingered. If the mission and was not canceled and helicopters had not suffered mechanical failures, could they have successfully rescued the hostages? This article dives into how Operation Eagle Claw was supposed to go down.
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