The Iranian rescue mission : why it failed /
by Paul B. Ryan.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c1985.
xiii, 185 p. : ill.
0870213210 :
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Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c1985.
0870213210 :
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. [177]-180
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-01:
Ryan, a research fellow at the Hoover Institute, gives us another well-written and thoroughly documented book. Although the book deals with one specific event, the Iranian rescue attempt, the lessons can and should be applied to future special-force tactical operations. Ryan argues that the Iranian episode was plagued from the beginning with military and political shortcomings and blunders. His analysis is dispassionate and compelling. The book has a useful glossary and a sound bibliography. This scholarly volume is most appropriate for advanced undergraduates and graduates studying military strategy, decision making, and military history, and is a valuable addition to university and professional library collections.-A.C. Tuttle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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