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U.S. Plan to Deter or Respond to a Soviet Invasion of Iran

(1979 - 1987)

The United States was concerned in the 1980s with the possibility of a Soviet invasion of Iran. David B. Crist, the Joint Chiefs’ Senior Historian specializing in Iran, made a presentation on how the United States planned to deter such an attack and respond if the Soviets did invade.

David B. Crist, “US Central Command Campaign Planning against the Soviet Union, 1979–1987,” Joint Chiefs of Staff, (September 18, 2020).