Petraeus' Visit Focuses on Military Assistance
Byline: Simon Roughneen, THE WASHINGTON TIME
BEIRUT -- Gearing up to take over the U.S. Central Command for the Middle East in September, Gen. David H. Petraeus last week paid a surprise visit to Beirut to meet Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.
The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon said the meetings focused on the United States' assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces, so it can maintain peace and stability, and safeguard the Lebanese people.
However, the stopover last week came just a day after the Lebanese government agreed on a new manifesto, claiming the right of Lebanon, its people, its army and its resistance to liberate its …
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Publication information: Article title: Petraeus' Visit Focuses on Military Assistance. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 14, 2008. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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