168. 4/5/1984

“[O]n April 5, 1984, following a tour of the region [the Strait of Hormuz] by Special Envoy Donald Rumsfeld, [President Ronald] Reagan signed NSDD [National Security Decision Directive]-139, requiring a plan to prevent Iraqi defeat in the Iran-Iraq War.”

 – Charles Duelfer, Hide and Seek, Page 35

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