Category Archives: Lebanon

On This Day — USMC Col. William R. Higgins Is Abducted in Lebanon (February 17 1988)

″The impression from the video is that he might have been killed soon after he was captured.″ Dr. Michael Baden — Director of forensic sciences for the New York State Police ″It clearly looked to me like the body was … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Beirut Barracks Bombings (October 23, 1983)

“Though he never said so explicitly, he [President Ronald Reagan] ended America’s military commitment to a strategic mistake that was peripheral to America’s interests. Three-and-a-half months after the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. military … Continue reading

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