1958: When America first went to war in the Middle East

Sixty years ago this month, the United States first sent combat troops into the Middle East. The July 1958 Marine landing in Beirut, Lebanon thus began the era of America‚Äôs now seemingly endless wars in the region. The 1958 episode has lessons for today. Backed up by three carrier battle groups, a Marine Corps battalion … Continue reading 1958: When America first went to war in the Middle East