On April 18, 1983, a truck loaded with explosives made a run at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. “Just as it crashed through the lobby’s door–at exactly 1:03 P.M., local time…it exploded. Even by Beirut standards, it was an enormous blast. …Sixty-three people, including seventeen Americans, were killed in what was then the deadliest terrorist attack against the U.S. ever, but the CIA was hardest hit. Six officers died, including the chief, his deputy, and the deputy’s wife…Never before had the CIA lost so many officers in a single attack.”

 – Robert Baer, See No Evil, Pages 66-67