Monday, June 22, 2009

U.S. assistance improves Lebanese Armed Forces' transportation capability

NNA - 22/06/2009 In a media notice released by the Embassy of the United Stated of America, it indicated that last week, the U.S. Government provided 75 Humvee tactical military vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). By the end of the year, the United States will provide an additional 200 of these vehicles, the same model used around the world by the U.S. military.

The overall goal of U.S. military assistance to Lebanon is to strengthen the LAF and increase its capacity to defend Lebanon's borders. Since 2006, the United States has allocated over $410 million to the LAF. The United States is committed to building the capabilities of the LAF and it will continue to support the government of Lebanon and the LAF as they continue their efforts to safeguard the peace, unity and sovereignty of Lebanon.

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