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Is America Throwing Good Money After Bad in Lebanon?

America allocates $72 million for the Lebanese army, which it has long considered the one body that could somehow glue together Beirut’s increasingly dysfunctional state institutions, over which Iran has strong influence via Hezbollah.

The scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, on August 5, 2020.

The scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, on August 5, 2020. AP/Hussein Malla, file

BENNY AVNIIMAGE

06:04:37 pm

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BENNY AVNI

Benny Avni is a columnist who has published in the New York Post, WSJOpinion, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, Israel Radio, Ha’Aretz, and others. Once New York Sun, always New York Sun.

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