Operation Eagle Claw
Operation Eagle Claw, known as Operation Tabas (Persian: عملیات طبس) in Iran, was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to try to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 embassy staff held captive at the Embassy of the United States, Tehran on 24 April 1980.
- AFSOC.af.mil Archived 16 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "Jimmy Carter: Iran hostage rescue should have worked". USA Today. 17 September 2010.