COMMITTEE PRINT No. 11
ADEQUACY OF U.S. MARINE CORPS
SECURITY IN BEIRUT
R E P O R T
ADDITIONAL AND DISSENTING VIEWS
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
DECEMBER 19, 1983
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
BILL NICHOLS, Alabama, Chairman ABRAHAM KAZEN, Jr., Texas
NICHOLAS MAVROULES, Massachusetts
MARVIN LEATH, Texas
RICHARD RAY, Georgia
C. ROBIN BRITT, North Carolina
SAMUEL S. STRATTON, New York
DAN DANIEL, Virginia
LES ASPIN, Wisconsin
LARRY J. HOPKINS, Kentucky
BOB STUMP, Arizona
DANIEL B. CRANE, Illinois
DAVID O'B. MARTIN, New York
JOHN R. KASICH, Ohio
JOHN F. LALLY, Counsel
WILLISTON B. COPER, Jr., Professional Staff Member
JAMES C. WATERS, Investigator ARCHIE D. BARRETT, Professor Staff Member
WILLIAM T. FLESHMAN, Investigator
WARREN L. NELSON, Subcommittee Staff Assistant
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES,
ARMED SERVICES INVESTIGATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE,
Washington, D.C., December 20, 1983.
Hon. MELVIN PRICE,
Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
DEAR Mr. CHAIRMAN: Attached is a report of the Investigations Subcommittee entitled, "Adequacy of U.S. Marine Corps Security in Beirut." The report was approved by a majority vote of the subcommittee members. This report is based on hearings held by the Investigations Subcommittee on November 12 and 13, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon, and on December 8. 9, 14 and 15, 1983, and by the Committee on Armed Services on November 1 and 2, 1983.
I shall appreciate your early approval of the report so that it may be printed.
Chairman, Investigations Subcommittee.
Approved for printing: Melvin Price.
This Table of Contents is not part of the original report. It is included here to allow this lengthy report to be broken down into reasonably-sized pieces, accessible by hyper links.
Chapter Title Page Introduction 1 The Bombing of the BLT Headquarters Building 5 The Mission of the Marines in Lebanon--1982-1983 25 Visibility Versus Security 31 The Expanding Threat 39 The Military Chain of Command 43 Intelligence Support 55 Misinformation 59 Israeli Offer of Assistance 63 Objective, Policy, Mission, Circumstances: Something Has Changed 67 Additional Views of Hon. Nicholas Mavroules 71 Additional Views of Hon. Richard Ray 73 Additional Videws of Hon. John R. Kasich 75 Dissenting and Additional Views of Hon. Bob Stump, Hon. Daniel B. Crane and Hon. David O.B. Martin 76