Middle East: Familiar Fingerprints

As the New Jersey's guns boom, terror hits Kuwait and Arafat sets to flee

We thought it was incoming fire," a U.S. Marine lieutenant on duty near Beirut International Airport said later. "The sides of buildings were shaking, and we thought the windows would shatter. We went into Condition 1, which means full combat alert. Then we realized that what we had heard was the firing of those big babies a mile and a half from shore. We didn't hear them land, but we could imagine what it must have been like."

The lieutenant...

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