“Some in the Trump administration believe that the Lebanese Army is as likely to collaborate with Hezbollah as resist it”

In Slap to Hezbollah, Trump Halts Aid to Lebanese Army, Ignoring Congress, State Dept., Pentagon
by David Israel
November 3, 2019

The Trump White House on Thursday froze a $105 million in security aid for the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), at a time when the country is in the midst of a political and economic crisis, with its prime minister having just resigned following several weeks of riots. Despite the similarity between this arms freeze and the “quid pro quo” of which President Trump is being accused in halting military aid to Ukraine, the freeze of aid to the LAF appears to be based on a sound evaluation of its real value in resisting the greatest threat to Lebanon’s democracy: the terrorist group Hezbollah. READ MORE

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