The Iran Hostage Crisis and US Foreign Policy

Discuss the Iran hostage crisis (1979-1981). You must provide factual background and collect data describing the process used to resolve the crisis.

You will need to analyze the crisis from the perspective of US foreign policy. You are required to compare the effectiveness of the plan considering all the international issues, identify the specific strengths and weaknesses of the approach, and note how diplomacy was used to address the crisis. You must also include a review of alternate plans that may have been effective in resolving the issue.