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Excerpts from the Arab and Iranian Media & Analysis of US Policy in the Region

.@AcrossTheBay – Many years too late & the US is finally delivering real air capability+missles (in the future) to Lebanese Army

Tony Badran and others who hate the Lebanese Army as mere Hezbolah pawns will not be happy…. of course this type of arming should have happened years ago. Build a credible national defense in Lebanon and you go an important distance towards undermining Hezbollah’s ability and desire to exercise violence.

“The U.S. State Department recently approved two sales of military equipment to Lebanon. One involves six Super Tucano turboprop fighter planes and the other for 1,000 air-to-ground Hellfire II missiles. The Super Tucanos will be American-built versions of the plane designed and marketed by Brazil’s Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ). Hellfire missiles are built by Hellfire Systems, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing Co. (NYSE BA)…”

Read more: US Government Approves Fighter Plane Sale to Lebanon – Embraer-Empresa Brasileira (NYSE:ERJ) – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/aerospace-defense/2015/06/23/us-government-approves-fighter-plane-sale-to-lebanon/#ixzz3dyXVfQu3
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Written by nickbiddlenoe

June 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

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