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JINSA Applauds Shift in Policy Freezing U.S. Military Aid to Lebanese Armed Forces
WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. has recently frozen military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), a move that is being applauded by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). The position recently adopted by the U.S. reflects fears over the growing influence of Hezbollah and demonstrates the paramount concern the administration places upon the security of its ally Israel. JINSA has been calling upon the administration to make this vital policy shift since May 2010 and has often stood as a lone voice of opposition to U.S. commitments to assist the LAF.
In response to reports of the policy shift, JINSA Executive Director Tom Neumann said:
“Coming on the heels of last summer’s congressional efforts to block the disbursement of U.S. military aid to Lebanon, this policy shift solidifies American opposition to Hezbollah’s role in the LAF and the inadequate system of accounting for U.S. weapons that may fall into the hands of terrorists. Before the U.S. can commit further military aid to the LAF, it must prove itself to be a responsible actor by demonstrating complete independence from Hezbollah and stopping the flow of weapons into Lebanon in violation of Security Council Resolution 1701. In the absence of these conditions being met, JINSA warmly welcomes this long overdue policy shift.”