Margaret Thatcher’s Diplomacy and the 1982 Lebanon War

  title={Margaret Thatcher’s Diplomacy and the 1982 Lebanon War},
  author={Anthony Marshall Eames},
  journal={Mediterranean Quarterly},
  pages={27 - 44}
  • A. Eames
  • Published 21 September 2014
  • Political Science
  • Mediterranean Quarterly
The year 1982 emerged as pivotal in the Atlantic Alliance and the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. On 6 June 1982, Israeli Defense Forces breached the Lebanese border in a maneuvre to eradicate the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The campaign opened a violent episode in the decades- old Arab- Israeli conflict. Almost immediately the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office recognized the challenge to the international community. The crisis… 
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