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January 26, 1992 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
American military officers on the rise have sought out assignments in Vietnam or the Persian Gulf, places where they could make a reputation. For Syrian commanders, it's Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, a place to make a bundle. Once the breadbasket of Lebanon, the Bekaa is today perhaps the Middle East's most compact center of dirty, dangerous business. Radical Turkish and Armenian terrorists train there. Pro-Iranian kidnapers caged the Western hostages in valley towns.
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January 26, 1992 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
American military officers on the rise have sought out assignments in Vietnam or the Persian Gulf, places where they could make a reputation. For Syrian commanders, it's Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, a place to make a bundle. Once the breadbasket of Lebanon, the Bekaa is today perhaps the Middle East's most compact center of dirty, dangerous business. Radical Turkish and Armenian terrorists train there. Pro-Iranian kidnapers caged the Western hostages in valley towns.
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