The Hunt: What caused that massive explosion in Beirut?

The Hunt: Aug. 5, 2020 (J.J. Green)

There was a huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday that killed more than 100 people and injured thousands. Many are still missing.

So, what happened? Was it terrorism?

On this week’s edition of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green,” Scott Stewart, vice president of Torchstone Global, discussed the mechanics of the explosion and what’s known about the cause.

J.J. Green

JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent. He reports daily on security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments, and provides regular on-air and online analysis. He is also the host of two podcasts: Target USA and Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America.

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