Senior U.S. Army Commander Concludes Visit to Lebanon

By Naharnet Newsdesk |

U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) Deputy Commander Major General Terrence J. McKenrick has concluded his visit to Lebanon, the U.S. embassy said on Thursday.

During his visit, he met with Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General Joseph Aoun and other senior LAF officials, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth H. Richard.

In his meetings, McKenrick renewed “the U.S. government’s commitment to the Lebanese-American partnership and support to the LAF in their capacity as the sole defender of Lebanon,” the embassy said in a statement.

It added: “As recently stated at the Rome Conference in support of Lebanese state security institutions, this year, the United States will complete the delivery of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and 32 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, which are part of $340 million in assistance to improve the LAF’s capability in the air and to build its modern, mechanized maneuver capability on the ground.”

Source: News Now | Naharnet Online

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