Lebanon: Securing a Permanent Cease-Fire, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, September 13, 2006 [open pdf - 360KB]
From the opening statement of Richard G. Lugar: "Today, the committee meets to examine the Israeli/Hezbollah conflict that erupted in July. Fighting came to an end in August after extensive U.N. and U.S. diplomatic engagement, but tensions remain high. We will consider what the United States and others can do to secure lasting calm on Israel's northern border, strengthen the Lebanese Government so that it can fully control its territory, and assist in meeting Lebanon's urgent humanitarian and reconstruction needs. We will also discuss the impact of this conflict on broader United States interests in the region, including achieving a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph R. Biden, Richard G. Lugar, Augustus Richard Norton, Carlos Pascual, Paul Salem, and C. David Welch.
S. Hrg. 109-655; Senate Hearing 109-655
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