Operation Blue Bat: The 1958 U.S. Invasion of Lebanon

By Zina Hemady The first US overt military intervention in the Middle East took place 60 years ago, when the Marines landed on a beach just south of Beirut on a sizzling summer day. While Washington was responding to a plea by Lebanon’s beleaguered Maronite Christian president Camille Chamoun, whose government was facing a rebellion … Continue reading Operation Blue Bat: The 1958 U.S. Invasion of Lebanon