The Future of Lebanon

  title={The Future of Lebanon},
  author={Paul E. Salem},
  journal={Foreign Affairs},
BLIND INTO BEIRUT HEZBOLLAH'S July 12 raid into Israel, backed by Iran, was intended to entangle Israel in a limited skirmish on its northern border and a drawn-out prisoner exchange at a time when Iran was facing mounting pressure over its nuclear program. Israel, backed by the United States, responded with a large-scale war meant to deliver a knockout blow to Hezbollah and thereby remove the missile threat to northern Israel, weaken Iran in any upcoming showdown, and eliminate what the United… Expand
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