U.S. defends role of Lebanon army as Israel threatens to attack it

U.S. defends role of Lebanon army as Israel threatens to attack itBy Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) – The United States pledged continued support for Lebanon’s military on Wednesday, calling it a potential counterweight to Iranian-backed Hezbollah, even as Israel said the two forces were indistinguishable and fair game in any future war. The Lebanese Armed Forces took no part in the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. It has received more than $ 1.5 billion in U.S. military assistance since then and, in the last seven years, training and support from U.S. special forces too.



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