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Events of 1979 That Changed American Foreign Policy
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Operation Eagle Claw
America's war in the greater Middle East began over      years ago
no shots fired
Americans didn't engage their                       
but 8 American soldiers died
location called Desert       
200 miles south east of             
the purpose was to free several Americans
mission ended in               
bad planning
defective equipment
poor coordination
what drew the United States into the war for the greater              East
1968        Offensive
made it plain that the vietnam war was not going to end               
1968 Lyndon Johnson announced he was not going to run for                     
threw the political scene into               
1968 April: assassin murdered Dr. Martin Luther King
angry African Americans rioted
cities burned, a not uncommon occurrance in the 1960s
1968 June: Robert Kennedy assassinated while campaigning for presidency
1968 August: Democractic Convention
sustained violence on a large scale
downtown Chicago became something like a        zone
the country seemed in many ways as if it was coming apart
although from or president vantage point, 1979 was not the year that everything changed, but the point of origin of a great                 
attempting to cope with or control that upheaval became the central them of US policy with mostly negative consequences
1979          revolution
the         , long time US ally overthrown
radical Islamist regime getting power in Tehran
militants overrun teh US Embassy
take several American diplomats hostage
1979 July              invasion in Afganistan
triggers widespread resistance by militants intent on clearing              territory of foreign occupiers
1979 in Iraq
Saddam Hussein
ambitions matched only by his capacity for brutality, becomes                   
1979 Saudia Arabia
                 seize control of the Grand Mosque in Mecca
becomes the scene of bloody firefights
1979                 , General
General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq embarks on campaign to transform country into a thoroughly                  state
1979 Jimmy Carter              through presidential term
had inherited a mess from Ford, the only unelected president
country was recovering from 1960s, the Watergate scandal, and the fall of             
Carter appeared not well suited or prepared for presidency
           Academy graduate
served as nuclear                     
returned to                where he ran the family peanut farm
in election, someone with a pronounced sense of                         
promised to clean up Washington and put things back in order
promised to promote human rights and eliminate nuclear weapons
achieved limited success on these fronts
but the                proved his undoing
economy was in                     : low growth and high inflation
by summer of 1979, unemployment was 7%, inflation was 11%, prime lending rate was 15% and heading upward
overthrow of the Shah triggered the        shock
America became aware that it had become                    on energy coming from Saudi Arabia and Iran
1979 hostage crisis
so the Iran hostage crisis occurred in a context of a larger             
foreign countries that controlled the energy that fueled the American way of life
could no longer claim to be genuinely                       
Events of 1979 That Changed American Foreign Policy
Carter's 1979 Warnings of Dependency on Middle East Oil
1980s: CENTCOM and Operation Bright Star
1980s: The United States, Iran and Iraq