State of the State RI

Guest: USMC Col. Craig Wonson, Naval War College, Newport, RI
Host: Richard August Time: 30 minutes
As we approach an anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983, this interview discusses the conditions before, during and immediately after the bombing and the long litigation journey of obtaining sanctions of and reparation from Iran, which sponsored the attack. Two hundred and twenty Marines were killed, including nine from Rhode Island. Mr. August has been appointed to a commission to place a memorial on the State House lawn commemorating the nine Rhode Islanders. Veterans Day is November 11th. Let us not forget.

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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