May 16, 2018

THE SHI'A-CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE:

Pentagon OKs $90 million for Lebanese army amid Hezbollah gains (Jack Detsch May 15, 2018, Al Monitor)

The Donald Trump administration is sending more than $90 million worth of military equipment to help the Lebanese army protect its borders, the latest sign that the United States is sticking by Beirut despite Hezbollah's growing influence.

The Pentagon notified Congress on April 25 that it would be providing the Lebanese Armed Forces with 7-ton and 2.5-ton trucks as well as US Army Humvees mounted with .50-caliber machine guns, according to documents reviewed by Al-Monitor. The aid package draws from the Pentagon's $1.4 billion global train-and-equip fund.



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