“Hezbollah, a newly formed Shiite group with Syrian and Iranian backing, found a devastating, low- tech way to respond to the high-tech American forces.  On April, 18 1983, a pickup truck with two thousand pounds of explosives crashed into the lobby of the American embassy in Beirut, killing sixty-three people, including all six members of the CIA’s Beirut station and a high-ranking agency official who happened to be visiting.”


As we see in Chapter 16, Hezbollah is similar to other terrorist groups in the Middle East who combat American troops with unconventional warfare.  Their type of warfare is cheap, effective, and cowardly since they are using explosives and blowing themselves up.  With the most sophisticated military technology, America is still having difficulty defeating these types of forces.  This is similarly seen in Vietnam when America could not defeat them with the most advanced military equipment.