The first US emergency shipment of weapons was displayed at a Beirut military base Friday, as part of a US plan to bolster military forces to combat the growing Islamist extremist threat. On display were M16-A4 assault rifles and anti-tank missiles. US Ambassador David Hale said that in the last 36 hours, 480 anti-tank guided missiles, over 1,500 M16-A4 rifles, and mortars had arrived, and "More mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns, and anti-tank weapons will be arriving."