Days of Shock

At the start, all one had was images of airports: the airport in Beirut where the bodies of Marines lay stacked in aluminum coffins like salesmen's sample cases, and the airport in Grenada where Marines and Army Rangers swooped down for a surprise invasion. So sudden were both events that Americans could not take them in together, except to note that both involved U.S. troops fighting wars in strange places, and the projection of their Government's foreign policy in two disparate quarters of the world. Lebanon and Grenada. Why were we there, and how...

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