Upgrading the American Antiterrorist Capability

  • John B. Wolf
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)


Vehicles which are packed with explosives are a standard bomb-delivery method that is used by terrorists in urban areas. In 1983 and 1984, these conveyances were employed in the Lebanese capital to demolish facilities utilized by Americans. In April, 1983, one of these trucks exploded, wrecking the United States Embassy in West Beirut. Eighteen months later, another vehicle, filled with explosives, was detonated near a building that was occupied by a garrison of American Marines at Beirut International Airport. This facility was wrecked by the blast.


Israeli Defense Force Freedom Fighter American Service American Embassy Squad Commander 
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