203. 4/15/1986

On April 5, 1986, “a bomb tore through a discotheque in West Berlin, killing an American soldier. The Reagan administration quickly identified Muammar Gadhafi of Libya as a sponsor of the attack and warned that Libya was encouraging follow-up attacks on American targets. Ten days later [April 15, 1986], more than 100 American bombs rained down on Libya. The Reagan Administration described them as the first shots in a broader ‘war against terrorism.’ ”

 – Stephen F. Hayes, Cheney, Pages 486-487

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