Marines help survivors of the Beirut
Reagan sent the U.S. Marines to Lebanon to
act as peacekeepers in the
between Israel and the Palestine
Over time, the mission changed, and the
United States ended up taking sides in the
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 Hezbollah.
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.
(Related conflicts and events that
Civil War (1958)
Intervention in Lebanese Civil War
Civil War (1975-1991)
Invasion & Occupation of
(Related conflicts occurring at the
Invasion of Grenada
(Related conflicts that occur
--Dedicated to U.S. servicemen who served
in Lebanon from 1982-84. Includes those
that died from the truck bombing on Oct
- Wikipedia, the free
- Iran responsible for 1983 Marine
barracks bombing, judge rules - May. 30,
report from CNN
Charged With Systematic Harassment of U.S.
--Examines events leading up to the
October 1983 terrorist attack on U.S.
marines in Beirut. By Donald Neff, March
defence chief tied to Beirut bombing of
U.S. Marines (PDF)
Iran Focus, dealing with news on
NEWS | Americas | Iran 'liable' for Beirut
Marines Hit By Suicide Bomber In
account of the attack.
--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
by Sheldon L. Richman. From Policy
Analysis, April 1984.
Reagan on the Deployment of the Marines in
--Text of the February 7, 1984
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