Monday, July 13, 2009

Iran Challenges The US Navy

This is a short history of the war between the US and Iran in the mid 1980s. Iran took a drubbing they are still smarting from twenty years later.

In the 1980s, the United States faced significant security challenges in the Persian Gulf. The Islamic Revolution in Iran had replaced Washington’s ally, the Shah, with a decidedly hostile regime in Tehran. In September 1980, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein seized upon the chaos in Iran by sending Iraqi forces to capture the oil resources located across the border in southern Iran.
That is the opening paragraph. The article is most interesting and follows the give and take of the war. May I suggest a read by those of you interested in recent military history?

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