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Military commanders often ride to power atop a tank, but in Lebanon, the key to army chief Michel Suleiman's rise to the nation's presidency has been keeping his men out of the fight.
In the past month, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) was routed by the Hezbollah militia. In 2006, the Israelis also got skunked by Hezbollah. Let's give credit where credit is due: Hezbollah is a master of hybrid warfare. It can combine state of the art weaponry and asymmetric tactics to defeat a conventional force — especially when that force is unprepared as was the case with both the Lebanese National Army and the Israeli Defense Force in 2006. Israel will not make the same mistake twice. The Lebanese military may need some help.
Maj. Chuck Larson's book is titled "Heroes Among Us" but "Unknown Heroes Among Us" might be more apt because it is unlikely that one in 100 Americans has heard of any of the highly decorated young men profiled by the author.
During the late 1980s, President Ronald Reagan made a strong commitment to neutralize the dangerous policies of the Soviet totalitarian regime.
While Congress delays passage of legislation funding operations in Iraq, the military strategy there continues to achieve remarkable successes. This is particularly true with regard to Iraqi security forces, which have clearly benefited from American training and assistance.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's prime minister yesterday asked the country's former communist rebels to form a new coalition government after they won the largest number of seats for a constitution-drafting assembly.
KOTKAI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's top Taliban leader yesterday said that he is sending fighters to battle U.S. troops in Afghanistan even as he seeks peace with the Pakistani government.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (Agence France-Presse) — Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai arrived home Saturday after a six-week absence vowing to end the near three-decade rule of veteran President Robert Mugabe in next month's election.