Thursday, November 21, 2013


October 23 this year marked the 30th anniversary of the terror attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the largest non-nuclear explosion in the history of warfare. Thirty years later, it still is. Life of Duty Frontlines team returned to Beirut to remember, and to honor, those whose lives were lost.

NRA Life of Duty presented by Brownells, Inc.
Frontlines sponsored by FNH USA


  1. "It was the largest non-nuclear explosion in the history of warfare."

    This is utter BS. The NRA website doesn't have a comment form so I'll say it here. Do you know how much explosives are in a battleship's magazine?

    Here is a partial list of war ships that exploded when their main magazines were hit : USS Arizona, HMS Hood, IJN Yamato, SS Surrey carrying 5,000 tons of dynamite in the cargo torpedoed by U-boat, HMS Avenger, IRM Roma, IJN Unryu, SS John Burke Sunk by a kamikaze attack that detonated cargo of ammunition and explosives.

  2. Yep. tragic event but I cannot overlook that ludicrous statement. I think it was equivalent to 11 tons or so of TNT
    In 1917 the British exploded 19 mines in the Messines ridge attack all within a minute or so. Total was over 460 tons or an average of better than 24 tons each

  3. Dec 6, 1917, the fully loaded French munitions cargo ship, SS Mont-Blanc, exploded in Halifax harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, with the force of 2.9 kilotons of TNT. It is considered the largest man mande non nuclear explosion to date.

  4. Hey Team - as a trained & experienced Special Forces Engineer I originally recoiled from that statistic myself. Then I thought about it - specifically with the Halifax harbour explosion in mind, Beirut is not the largest non-nuclear explosion to date, but it is arguably the largest non-nuclear explosion IN THE ASSAULT.

    That is why I let the verbiage remain.

    I welcome your remarks, gentlemen.