Accession Number:

AD0765658

Title:

An Analysis of the Employment of United States Troops in Lebanon in 1958

Descriptive Note:

Thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

In 1958 at the request of President Chamoun of Lebanon, American troops landed in Lebanon in a show of force to deter the fall of his government to communisum. Reaction to this American involvement in the affairs of a sovereign nation was immediate, divisive, and both favorable and unfavorable. The paper presents a background of factors leading up to the 1958 crisis, a narrative description of that critical time, and an analysis of the impact these events have had on American prestige, strategy, and policy in the international community of nations.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE