NYTIMES: U.S. Contractor Knew of Explosive Material in Beirut Since at Least 2016

Last Tuesday, 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded, damaging buildings across a wide swath of central Beirut and killing more than 150 people.An American contractor working with the U.S. Army warned at least four years ago about a large cache of potentially explosive chemicals that was stored in Beirut’s port in unsafe conditions, according to a United States diplomatic cable…more: