Middle East: The Marines Have Landed

And the situation is well in hand as the P.L.O. 's exodus proceeds apace

The ships were just offshore, riding at anchor, gray silhouettes of power in a classic setting of blue sky, bright sunshine and white clouds. At daybreak on Wednesday morning last week, precisely on time, 800 U.S. Marines landed at Beirut Port. Their mission: to assist, with 800 French and 500 Italian troops, in the task of evacuating 7,000 Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas from the Lebanese capital. After the Marines landed, they soon had the situation well in hand....

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