SOURCE: The New Republic
by Jonathan Alter, Gary Sick, Kai Bird and Stuart Eizenstat
It has long been suspected that Reagan's campaign chief William Casey convinced Iran that they could get a better deal by releasing American hostages after the election of Ronald Reagan. Available documents, recent interviews, and the vast circumstantial evidence present a damning case, argues a team of policy vets and journalistic experts on the Carter years.
SOURCE: New York Times
The New York Times recently reported the claim by Ben Barnes that he and the former Texas governor toured the middle east in 1980 to try to delay the release of hostages to help Ronald Reagan win election.
"In effect, Connally and Casey were telling the Iranians not to do something the Iranians had no intention of doing."
SOURCE: Business Insider
In 1980, a 34-year-old Donald Trump said the US should invade Iran in response to the hostage crisis
According to historians Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman, as cited by Brookings, this was Trump's first known comment on US foreign policy.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Jørgen Jensehaugen
Open communication and negotiation can produce concrete benefits.
by Matthew Shannon
It’s what happened to Iranians in the US during the Hostage Crisis. Now’s the time to remember it.
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