GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
October 23, 1983: The U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon is attacked by a suicide bomber.

During the 1975-90 Lebanese civil war, a suicide bomber detonates a truck full of explosives, killing 241 U.S. Marines and wounding more than 100 others. The 241 were part of a contingent of 1,800 Marines sent to Lebanon as part of a multinational force to help separate the warring Lebanese factions. No group claims responsibility for the attack.

PBS Target America: Interviews: Caspar Weinberger
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline /shows/target/interviews/weinberger .html

Frontline interviews Caspar Weinberger, former secretary of defense, about the use of the military in response to terrorist attacks.