KC Johnson

New Directions

New Directions

  • Jeffrey Record, “The Rapid Deployment Force: Problems, Constraints, and Needs,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, pp. 109-120.
  • Mitchell Bard, “Interest Groups, the President, and Foreign Policy: How Reagan Snatched Victory from the Jaws of Defeat On AWACS,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, pp. 583-600.
  • Catherine Scott, “Bound for Glory: The Hostage Crisis as Captivity Narrative in Iran,” International Studies Quarterly, pp. 177-88.
  • 444 Days in the Dark: An Oral History of the Iran Hostage Crisis,” GQ.


  • Ayatollah Khomeini conditions for hostages’ release
  • Bruce Laingen (top US diplomat in Iran at the time) recalls his experience

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