Prior to the bombing of the Marine barracks, why had the U.S. sent troops into Lebanon?
to prevent Iraq from attacking the country
to oversee the pulling-out of Israeli troops
to install a pro-Western national government
to rid the region of many pro-Arab allies
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The United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, 1982. Americans had previously been involved in Lebanese affairs, during the 1958 Lebanon crisis. In that intervention, 14,000 Americans were sent to Lebanon by President ... The French troops landed in Beirut on August 21, with the U.S. Marines
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This attack occurred just minutes after the attack on the American Marines. .... it to orchestrate the attacks on the barracks was America's support for Iraq in the ... Lebanese, Italian, British, and even French troops, who had suffered their own .... asked the U.S. and France to leave Lebanon and accused the two countries of