Nothing but Quicksand

If it is hard to keep the Marines in Lebanon, it is harder to pull them out

"Are we to let the terroristswin? Are we to say that, well, if terrorists are going to be active, we'll give in to them, we'll back away?" Ronald Reagan was resolute as he answered a barrage of questions about the perilous role of the U.S. Marines in Lebanon at his final press conference of 1983. One of his advisers explained that the President gets more determined to keep the Marines on their mission with each new terrorist...

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