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Mission 7 - Overview
Iran Hostage Rescue Mission

Tehran, Iran - April 24, 1980: After hostages are seized at the US embassy, intelligence personnel and Special Forces plan a daring raid to get them back.

We know about the disaster in the desert - the rescue mission to free the American hostages that went horribly wrong when a helicopter crashed into a C-130 full of fuel. But what was the plan?

With a team of CIA and Special Forces prepping the Iranian desert landing site and readying a fleet of disguised trucks to bring the team into Tehran, almost two hundred Special Forces troops were to attempt one of the most ambitious hostage rescue operations in history. The plan was astounding: After flying via helicopter from Desert One to the edge of Tehran and moving into disguised trucks, dozens of US commandos would enter the embassy, eliminate the Iranian "students," and free the hostages. While AC-130 Spectre Gunships circled overhead to provide "crowd control," navy helicopters would land in a nearby soccer stadium to evacuate the team and the 53 hostages.

And from there, it gets difficult.

Helping reconstruct events for our Kuma News segment is the CIA's former "Master of Disguise," Antonio Mendez, recipient of the Intelligence Star for Valor and author of the book Spy Dust. He'll detail his own actions in Tehran during the Iran Hostage Crisis and provide the context for this amazing, historic mission.

You'll command a team of Delta Force operators in today's mission, leading an assault team in a re-creation of the planned mission, Operation Eagle Claw. You must move quickly to neutralize the opposition, using stealth and speed to secure the embassy before any of the hostages are killed.

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Iran Hostage Rescue Mission


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