Today in Middle Eastern history: the Lebanon War begins (1982)

The 1982-85 Lebanon War can also be treated as the third phase of the 1975-90 Lebanese Civil War, following its first (the Lebanese National Movement and the PLO against the Christian Phalanges) and second (the Phalanges against the intervening Syrian army and the PLO against Israel) phases. But as it does involve a discrete event—the invasion … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Lebanon War begins (1982)