Nearly hysterical calls to dispatch an international force to quell the conflict in Lebanon are premature. The United States should not send troops to Lebanon or endorse any plan for international engagement that lacks a clear, achievable approach to disarming Hezbollah and building a secure, peaceful, and prosperous nation.

”Learn the Lessons”

U.S. forces are not appropriate for this multinational mission, but U.S. experience in Lebanon offers valuable lessons. Of the past three U.S. operations in Lebanon, two were successful and one was an abject failure. Eisenhower



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