News of an agreement on a framework for a nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran made headlines late last week. While the two states have been at odds since demonstrations and protests forced the US backed Shah from power, the animosity between nations stems even further back in history. In this week's episode Mike and Danny discussed the history behind the CIA backed coup that ousted the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and installed the Shah as a dictatorial leader.
- Corera, Gordon. The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6
- Kinzer, Stephen. All The Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
- Polk, William R. Understanding Iran: Everything you need to know from Persia to the Islamic Republic, From Cyrus to Ahmedinijad
- Ward, Steven. Immortal: A Military history of Iran and its Armed Forces