Iran hostage crisis

  • How setbacks and DoD reform led to the creation of SOCOM

    Failures and setbacks in the early 1980’s inspired lawmakers to undertake the creation of the new Special Operations Command.

  • It happened to me: Diplomats recount stories of crisis and survival

    Diane Dillard picked up the pieces of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon after it was bombed in 1983. Ambassador Bill Brown found himself at the heart of a Soviet Union spy scandal. And John Limbert survived the infamous 444-day Iran hostage crisis. In the inaugural edition of Federal News Radio’s new feature, Federal Voices, we hear from each of them, in their own words, about what those experiences were really like and how they survived to tell the tale.