Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission: Operation Eagleclaw

August 2001
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
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Congress.  House Committee on Appropriations.  Department of Defense Appropriations for 1981.  Part 4.  Hearings.....96th Cong, 2nd sess. Washington, GPO, 1980.  675p.
Hostage Rescue Mission, pp 605-675.
Book call no.: R 353.6 C7491d 1981

Facts on File: World News Digest with Index, 1980.  New York, Facts on File, 1980.  1 vol.
U.S. Attempt to Rescue Hostages in Teheran fails; Equipment trouble blamed for Aborted Mission, pp 297-298.
Book call no.: R 909.82 F11 1980


Department of Defense.  Rescue Mission Report.  Washington, August 23,1980.  1 vol.
Includes Statement of ADM. J. L. Holloway III, USN (Ret) Chairman, Special Operations Review Group.
(also referred to as the Holloway report)
Doc. call no.: M-U 41436-24


A for Effort, F for Execution.  Time  115:31  May 5, 1980.

Abortive Iran Mission Details.  Interavia Air Letter, pp 1-2, April 28,1980.

Abortive U.S.  Rescue Efforts Provide Field Day for Soviets.  Soviet World Outlook  5:2-3  May 15, 1980.

Anderson, Jack Israel Helped Disguise Iran Raid Signals.  Current News  Part 1, p 8, August 26, 1980.

Barnard, Richard. Bad Luck behind Chopper Failures Prior to Iran Rescue Mission, but Did They Listen?  Defense Week  1:6-7  July 28, 1980.

Beecher, William.  Oman Protests Stopover by US.  Current News, Weekend Edition, pp 1-2, May 2-4, 1980.

Between Issues.  New Leader  63:2  May 5, 1980.

Brown: ' Tehran is not Entebbe.'  Defense Daily  109:302-303  April 28, 1980.

Burt, Richard.  Many Questions, Few Answers on Iran Missions.  New York Times, sec 4, page E3, col 1, May 11, 1980.

Can U.S. Weapons Take the Heat?  Business Week, pp 27-28, May 12, 1980.

Carter's Worthy Effort.  Progressive  44:7-8  June 1980.

Copley, Gregory.  Strategic Prices of the U.S. Iranian Raid.  Defense and Foreign Affairs  8, no. 5:48  1980.

Debacle in the Desert.  Time  115:12-17+  May 5, 1980.

Defense Dept. Issues Detailed Analysis.  Aviation Week & Space Technology  112:91-94

Details about the Criminal U.S. Adventure.  Soviet Press Selected Translations  No. 80-7:230-234  July 1980.

Domanski, Walter.  The Raid that Failed.  Combat Illustrated  5:4-9+  October 1980.

Essence of Courage.  Time  115:26  May 19, 1980.

Felton, John.  Eight Americas Killed: Congress Rallies Behind Carter after Abortive Rescue Mission.  CQ Weekly Report  38:1067-1068  April 26, 1980.

Fialka, John J.  Copter Faults Plagued Iran Raid Training.  Current News, Part 1, pp 1+, August 15, 1980.

Fink, D. E.  Rescue Helicopters Drawn from Fleet.  Aviation Week and Space Technology  112:24-25  May 5, 1980.

Five-Man Group to Review Broad Aspects of Hostage Rescue Attempt.  Aerospace Daily  103:191  June 4, 1980.

Flaws Cited in Hostage Rescue Plan.  Current News, part 2, pp 1-2, August 25, 1980.

The Gamble (Failed Rescue attempt): Editorial.  Air Force Times  40:19  May 12, 1980.

Gregory,  William H.  Burn Before Reading.  Aviation Weekly and Space Technology  113:37  September 1, 1980.
Editorial on the report of the Hostage rescue attempt.

Iranian Morass.  Aviation Week & Space Technology  112:11  May 5, 1980.

Griffiths, David R.  Readiness Rate of Rh-53 Key Issue.  Aviation Week & Space Technology  112:22-23  May 5, 1980.

Griffiths, David R.  Report Reviews Iran Rescue Mission Flaws.  Aviation Week & Space Technology  113:44-46  September 1, 1980.

Harwood, Richard.  Series of Mishaps Defeated Rescue in Iran.  Washington Post, P A1, col. 1, p 10-11, May 2, 1980.

Hayward Reveals Details of Rescue Mission; Says JCS Should Take Blame.  Aerospace Daily  102:322  April 28, 1980.

Hill raises Questions about Hostage Rescue Attempt.  Aerospace Daily  102:322  April 28, 1980.

Holloway Report Addresses Command and Control at Desert One.  Aerospace Daily  104:317-318  August 26, 1980.
Holloway Report: C-130 Pathfinders.  Aerospace Daily  104:327  August 27, 1980.
Holloway Report: Helicopter Aborts.  Aerospace Daily  104:342-343  August 29,1980.
Holloway Report Analyses Hostage Rescue Attempts Abort Criteria.  Aerospace Daily  104:6-7  September 2, 1980.
Holloway Report: Helicopter Alternatives, Force Size.  Aerospace Daily  104:14-15.
Holloway Report: Alternate Helicopter Pilots, Established Unit.  Aerospace Daily  104:22-23  September 4, 1980.
Holloway Report Helicopter Communications, Enemy Radar, Sigint Risk.  Aerospace Daily  104:31-32  September 5, 1980.
Holloway Report: Weather Reconnaissance.  Aerospace Daily  104:38-39  September 1980.
Holloway Report: Handling the Dust Phenomenon.  Aerospace Daily  104:38-39  September 8, 1980.

Hostage Rescue Try Seen Pointing Up Need for Special Mission Helicopters.  Aerospace Daily  104:125-126 July 23, 1980.

In Aftermath of a Heroic Failure... U.S. News & World Report  88: 24-25  May 12, 1980.

In Memoriam (Deceased members of the Iran rescue team).  Armed Forces Journal International  117:6+  June 1980.

Iran Chronology.  Recent Developments: Decision to Attempt Rescue Made by Carter on April 15.  CQ Weekly Report  38:1192-1193  May 3, 1980.

Iran Maps Pinpoint Route of rescue Bid.  Current News, Part 2, pp1-2, May 13, 1930.

Iran Raid.  Economist  275:33-37  May 3-9, 1980.

Iran Rescue Attempt.  Air Force Times  40:1+  May 12, 1980.

Iran Rescue Fails: The Soviet Reaction.  Current Digest of the Soviet Press  32:1-5  May 1980.

Iran: Some in AF Killed in Rescue Effort.  Air Force Times  40:4  May 5, 1980.

Iran-US: Winners and Losers.  Asiaweek  6:30-31  May 9, 1980.

Iran: What was behind US Rescue Bid?  Current Digest of the Soviet Press  32:7-9  May 28, 1980.

Iranian Debacle.  National Review  32:573-574  May 16, 1980.

JCS Panel to Review Rescue Attempt.  Air Force Times  40:11  June 16, 1980.

Jimmy Carter Desert Classic.  New Republic  182:7-9  May 10, 1980.

Koehl, Stuart L. and Glick, Stephen P.  Why the Rescue Failed.  American Spectator  13:23-25  July 1980.

Levin, Bob and others. A Grim Pentagon Critique.  Newsweek  96:20-21  September 1, 1980.

Lowther, William.  Grief That Words Could Express.  Maclean's  93:22-23  May 5, 1980.

Lytle, Stewart.  Pentagon Finds Major Errors in Iran Rescue Bid.  Current News, Part 2, p12-F, June 3, 1980.

Martin, David C.  New Light on the Rescue Mission.  Newsweek  95:18-20  June 30, 1980.

Middleton, Drew.  Failed Rescue Attempt Raises Doubt about U.S. Maintenance and Planning.  New York Times, p 9, col. 1, April 26, 1980.

Morgenthau, H.J.  Danger  in Iran.  New Leader  63:3-4  May 1980

Myers Lisa.  Gaps Seen in Training for Rescue Attempt.  Current News, Part 1, pp 5-6, May 19, 1980.

Pelham, Ann and Felton, John.  Attempting the Rescue of Hostages:.... Why the American Operation Failed.  CQ Weekly Report  38:1162-1163  May 3, 1980.

Pentagon Denies Warning Carter of April Storms.  Washington Post, pA18, col 1, May 6, 1980.

Pentagon Report Details Helicopter Portion of Hostage Rescue Attempt.  Aerospace Daily  103:53-54  May 9, 1980.

Petrossian, Vahe.  Aborted Rescue Mission Increases tension.  Middle East Economic Digest  2:13  May 2, 1980.

Picking up the Pieces.  America  142:392  May 10, 1980.

Plattner, Andy.  Money to Pay Hostage Rescue Operation Deleted by Appropriations Panel.  CQ Weekly Report  38:1289  May 10, 1980.

Politics and Foreign Policy.  U.S. News and World Report  88:92  May 1980.

Raging Debate Over the Desert Raid.  Time  115:32-34  May 12, 1980.

Reflections on a Failed Mission: Editorial.  Air Force Magazine  63:6  June 1980.

Rescue That Failed: Big Setback for U.S.  U.S. News and World Report  88:21-23  May 5, 1980.

Ross, Val.  Carter's Waterloo.  Maclean's  93:21-24  May 5, 1980.

Satellites Played Key Role in Hostage Rescue Try.  Aerospace Daily  102:328-329  April 29, 1980.

Scott, Alexander.  The Lessons of the Iranian Raid for American Military Policy.  Armed Forces Journal International  117:26+  June 1980.

Sidney, Hugh.  Days That Call for Daring.  Time  115:25  May 5, 1980.

Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Stick.  Maclean's  93:29-30  May 19, 1980.

Special Report: A Mission Comes to Grief in Iran.  Newsweek  95:24-30+  May 12, 1980.

Special Report: Another Rescue Mission.  Newsweek  95:26-32+  May 12, 1980.

Statutory rape?  President Carter's Iranian Intervention and the War Powers Resolution.  Nation  230:549+  May 10, 1980.

The Tehran Rescue Mission.  Flight International  118:12-13  July 5, 1980.

To Dare Mighty Things.  Time  115:15  June 9, 1980.

Tragedy in the Desert--Rescue That Failed.  U.S. News and World Report  88:6-7  May 5, 1980.

Tyler, Ronald.  Moscow Gets a Bonus from the Desert Disaster.  Far Eastern Economic Review  108:12-13  May 2-8, 1980.

US Iran Raid Will Inflate US Strategic Costs.  Strategy Week  6:5  May 5-11, 1980.

Upping the Ante.  Nation  230:547-548  May 10, 1980.

Vacant Bus Stops of Teheran.  Newsweek  95:47  May 26, 1980.

Wall, J. M.  Vietnam Syndrome.  Christian Century  97:509  May 7, 1980.

What Allies Think of the Latest U.S. Stumble.  U.S. News and World Report  88:22-23  May 12, 1980.

What the Rescue Reveals.  Commonweal  107:259-260  May 9, 1980.

Why the Iran Rescue Failed.  Time  116:19  September 1, 1980.

Wilson George C.  'Friendlies' in Iran Aided by Rescue Try.  Washington Post, p A4, col. 1, April 28, 1980.

Yank, Andea J.  Carter Never Ruled Out Military Action.  CQ Weekly Report  38:1158  May 3, 1980.

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