Buckley Jr., William F.
May 1980
National Review;5/30/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p680
The article focuses on the failure of the U.S. rescue mission in Iran. National security consultant of the U.S., John Lehman has reported that the U.S. naval forces is deteriorating and that the U.S. will not be able to cope with the challenges posed by the projected mining of the harbors of Iran. Lehman also stated that it would take thirty days to transport the mines needed to close Iranian harbors. The naval forces is also in short supply of A-6 airplanes which are needed in the rescue mission. Lehman also suggested that due to economic and allied concerns, U.S. troops are demoralized.


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