Operation Eagle Claw, a debacle, a failure they say. Little does anyone know that the mission was not a failure. That the mission was scrubbed once Command realized that communications was important to mission success while at the Desert One rally point. Then disaster, an EC-130 and an RH-53 tried to share the same space, ka-boom, 8 Soldiers lost. Out of the ashes rises JSOC then came SOCs for the Army, Navy, Airforce and SOCOM within 10yrs time. The Marines joined SOCOM 19yrs later.