A senior U.S. official disclosed this week that American personnel have been stationed in the Lebanese Armed Forces, or LAF, a contested fighting force that is closely aligned with the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, according to testimony this week that has caused alarm in Congress and with regional experts.
Since his appointment as national security adviser last week, countless journalists, left-leaning commentators, and Democratic politicians, as well as isolationist-leaning conservatives, have castigated John Bolton as a warmonger who poses a danger to the United States, and to the world. These voices are especially vitriolic when discussing Bolton’s tough posture toward Iran, noting that he has called for military strikes to cripple Tehran’s nuclear program.
A top Trump administration official this week said the United States see a role for the Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah in political discussions about the future of Lebanon, a decision that is raising concerns about internal divisions inside the Trump administration, according to recent statements and sources close to the administration who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
Congressional leaders will be keeping a close eye on a recently announced investigation by the Trump administration Justice Department into allegations the Obama administration quashed ongoing investigations into the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah in order to appease Tehran, according to conversations with lawmakers.