Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

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: Declassified documents
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, MT contacts with Ronald Reagan, MT messages to and from world leaders