Marines help survivors of the Beirut
President Reagan sent the U.S. Marines
to Lebanon to act as peacekeepers in the
between Israel and the Palestine
Liberation Organization. Over time,
the mission changed, and the United States
ended up taking sides in the ongoing
Civil War. For nearly two years, the
U.S. was in a de facto state of war with
Syria and its allies among the Lebanese
Muslim militias, including Amal, and
On the morning of October 23, 1983, a
Hezbollah suicide bomber drove a truck
into the Marine barracks at Beirut
airport, setting off an explosion which
killed nearly 250 Marines.
Memorial On Line --Dedicated to U.S.
servicemen who served in Lebanon from
1982-84. Includes those that died from the
truck bombing on Oct 23, 1983.
Beirut barracks bombing - Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia
Barracks Bombing --From about.com
- Iran responsible for 1983 Marine
barracks bombing, judge rules - May. 30,
2003 --News report from CNN
Charged With Systematic Harassment of U.S.
Marines --Examines events leading up
to the October 1983 terrorist attack on
U.S. marines in Beirut. By Donald Neff,
defence chief tied to Beirut bombing of
U.S. Marines (PDF) --From Iran Focus,
dealing with news on Iran.
NEWS | Americas | Iran 'liable' for Beirut
Marines Hit By Suicide Bomber In
Beirut--An account of the attack.
Marines --Dedicated to the Marines who
died in Beirut, Lebanon 1982-1984.
This Day: October 23, 1983
--Reproduces the full text of The New York
Times coverage on the day of the attack on
U.S. marines in Beirut.
United States in Lebanon: A Case for
Disengagement --Analysis by Sheldon L.
Richman. From Policy Analysis, April
Reagan on the Deployment of the Marines in
Lebanon --Text of the February 7, 1984