Archive (Reagan Library)

Middle East: Poindexter memorandum for McFarlane (0450Z) (planned raid in Lebanon retaliating for US Marine barracks bombing in Beirut) [consulting MT and others] [declassified Spt 1999 - Jul 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library (NSPG Meetings Box 2)
Editorial comments:

2350 EST 12 Nov = 0450 GMT 13 Nov and therefore listed 13th although dated 12 Nov. Associated documents follow the memorandum, including MT's original telegram (found elsewhere on this site) and the President's draft message in return. The projected raid did not take place, for reasons that remain obscure.

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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 22pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (International organizations), Defence (general), Terrorism