“’Another Beirut,’ Another Chance,” Wall Street Journal

Apr 14, 1993

Much of the American reticence to date over the use of force has stemmed from the fear of “another Beirut.”  But both proponents and opponents of a greater U.S. military role in the Balkans who equate the 1982-1984 Lebanon intervention with unqualified disaster overlook a remarkable fact about that U.S.-led operation: it worked.

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