United States plans to train and equip Lebanon military
Friday, August 4, 2006
The goal would be to allow Lebanon to take control of its own territory once fighting between Israel and Hezbollah had eased.
Rice was quoted as saying, "We need to end the hostilities in a way that points forward a direction for a sustainable peace."
The Hezbollah raid into Israel, which resulted in the capture of two Israeli soldiers and the deaths of seven others and sparked the current conflict, was to ransom the captured for the exchange of Israeli-held Lebanese prisoners.
- "Hezbollah leader alleges prior Israeli-US planning of current conflict" — Wikinews, July 29, 2006
- "Rice hints at compromise on cease-fire" — , 03 August 2006
- Rone Tempest. "Hezbollah Puts Convicted Killer Atop Wish List" — , August 2, 2006
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