THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: To Dare Mighty Things

The Presidency

"We had a special session at Camp David on the rescue mission. After we had made the decision at the NSC to go ahead we had another meeting with the top leaders of the mission. That was at the White House. We went through the sequence for the raid step by step. We cross-examined the leaders. We asked all the questions we could think of about all the possible contingencies. We never found a single question that they had not thought of and considered in the planning for the rescue."

That was Jimmy Carter talking last week about the special strike...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!