Assessing the Strength of Hezbollah, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hudred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, June 8, 2010 [open pdf - 193KB]
From the opening statement of Robert Casey Jr.: "Hezbollah's activities have a direct impact on broader United States interests in the region, including inspiring militancy, threatening regional stability, and complicating prospects for a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Finally, we will consider policy options for the United States and others to strengthen the Lebanese Government so that it can fully control its territory. As we meet here today, Hezbollah is stronger than it has ever been, politically and, of course, militarily, and its growing strength poses a direct threat to stability in the region. Against the backdrop of rising tensions in the region, it is critically important that this committee and the subcommittee conduct a thorough examination of these issues." Statements, records, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel Benjamin, Ryan Crocker, Jeffrey Feltman, Augustus Richard Norton, and Danielle Pletka.
S. Hrg. 111-700; Senate Hearing 111-700
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