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Spheres of InterventionUS Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976$
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James R. Stocker

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501700774

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501700774.001.0001

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Taking Its Course

Taking Its Course

The Syrian Intervention and Its Limits

(p.195) Chapter 8 Taking Its Course
Spheres of Intervention

James R. Stocker

Cornell University Press

This chapter describes the events following Syria's military intervention in Lebanon up until the signing of a peace agreement and the end of the Ford administration. It first examines the United States's reaction to the Syrian intervention in Lebanon before discussing the assassination of two U.S. diplomats, ambassador Francis Meloy and his economic counselor Robert Waring, by a Lebanese leftist group. It then considers the evacuation of U.S. diplomats and nationals from Lebanon following the assassinations. It also looks at the resumption of dialogue between Syria and the United States, the second Syrian military offensive in Lebanon, and the Riyadh and Cairo conferences that marked an end to the Lebanese conflict.

Keywords:   military intervention, Lebanon, United States, Syria, assassinations, Francis Meloy, Robert Waring, peace agreement

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