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1983 Oct 23 Su
Archive (Thatcher MSS)

Lebanon: MT message to Reagan (bombing of US Marines barracks in Beirut) ["I am horrified at the news of the barbarous attack on your marines in Lebanon"] [released 2013]

Document type:archive
Document kind:telegram
Source:Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 3/1/33 Part 2 f60 (T157/83)
Editorial comments:1202. The 'incident on the golf course' to which MT refers was a minor hostage situation at the Augusta National Golf Course. Some of Reagan's staff were held by a gunman who demanded to speak to Reagan. Reagan was playing golf at the time.
Importance ranking:Major
Word count:1p
Themes:Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USA), Terrorism

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