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October 23, 1983: The Marines in Beirut

Beirut Bombing 1983

By Thomas L. Friedman Funny country, Lebanon. The minute one army packed up and rushed out, another one swaggered in and took its place. There always seemed to be someone knocking on the door to get in—and someone inside dying

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President Ronald Regan: Grenada and Beirut

By Callie Oettinger October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber killed 241 Marines in Beirut. Just a few days later, October 25, 1983, U.S. Force invaded Grenada. October 27, 1983, President Reagan addressed the nation, about Grenada and Beirut: “This past

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