Unforgettable: US Embassy Takeover by Iranian Students

US Embassy Officials Taken Hostage in 1979

I was in training at “the farm” en route to becoming a CIA officer when the U.S. Embassy in Iran was taken over by angry students, leading to 444 days of captivity for American personnel including a handful of CIA officers, one of whom I knew. It was a sobering moment, given the path I was traveling down.

SAM DONALDSON REPORT

U.S. Embassy Officer Barry Rosen remembers the takeover:

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