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31 years ago, Delta Force pulled off its first successful hostage rescue, saving a CIA operative from an enemy prison | Business Insider

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As relations between the United States and Noriega deteriorated after the Iran Contra operation was exported, A CIA operative by the name of Kurt Muse was arrested and threatened to be killed. Delta Force planners located where Muse was and outlines a general plan of how they were going to rescue him. Four MH-6 Little Bird helicopters would be landing 23 Delta operators onto the roof of the prison Muse was kept in. Once the Delta Force rescue was placed on the roof, they used a powerful charge to break open heavily fortified entrance to the prison. After entering and encountering resistance, they successfully were able to make physical contact with Muse and lead him out. A few operators were injured during the mission but were able to recover quickly.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/operation-acid-gambit-delta-force-rescues-cia-operative-in-panama-2020-12

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