SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (FORWARD) - LEBANON SOF CAMPAIGNING "LEFT OF THE LINE" by ProQuest

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Following the 2007 "Nahr Al Bared" Palestinian camp conflict, U.S. support to the Lebanese Special Forces units led by SOCCENT through its persistent SOC FWD and episodic joint-combined exercise training and counterterrorism engagements, has greatly improved these units' ability to counter terrorists and other sources of instability within Lebanon. Since the advent of a pro-Hezbollah "March 8" coalition government in the summer of 201 1, U.S. security cooperation with the LAF has been under review by policymakers and plans are underway to adapt our security assistance toward the LAF's implementation of UNSCR 1701 and controlling of Lebanon's borders.

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