After weeks of mounting tension and sabre-rattling, troops are finally assembling for transport to the Persian Gulf.
According to Pentagon internal sources, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger will announce DEFCON 2 within days.
Soviet General Secretary Andrei Gromyko, recently appointed after a military coup in Soviet Union, declared in a speech broadcasted by USSR state television that the American reaction to the unfolding events in Southwest Asia is “hysterical” and “a menace to the worldwide peace”.
More details on the operation can be found on the official 1985: Sacred Oil page.
The following is a photo reportage covering the events of the 1985 conflict in the area defined by Pentagon as the “Southwest Asia theater”, most commonly referred to as Persian Gulf. The reportage covers from June 12th, 1985, when the military build-up started, to June 29th, 1985, the first day of the Soviet offensive against Iran that ultimately led to World War Three.
Photos are taken from various sources, and comments or explanations are kept to a bare minimum.
Editor’s Note: If you wish to enlist for the 1985: Sacred Oil operation, Report for Duty by writing to info@TRLGames.com.Also, click on the pictures for full resolution.