An Analysis of the Employment of United States Troops in Lebanon in 1958
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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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.
- Government and Political Science