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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 40. U.S. Interventions in Lebanon (1958 and 1975–1992)
Chapter 40. U.S. interventions in Lebanon (1958 and 1975–1992)
At Issue

The Lebanese Civil War of 1958 was touched off when Camille Chamoun, the Maronite Christian president of Lebanon, established close ties with the West (especially the United States), thereby alienating Lebanon’s Shiite Muslims, who favored an alliance with the Arab world.

The 1975–1992 conflict was the product of endemic religious strife between Lebanon’s ...

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