How United States did suffer defeat in Tabas Desert in 1980?

On April 24-25, 1980, the United States Armed Forces launched Operation Eagle Claw, under the direct order of then-president Jimmy Carter, in an attempt to release its 52 embassy staff held in Tehran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The operation, however, failed as a sandstorm crippled the US forces and their helicopters in Iran’s Tabas Desert.

Many believe the incident played a major role in Carter’s defeat in the 1980 presidential election in the US.

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