Citing a well sourced former CIA Middle East spook, Ken is reporting that U.S. Troops may be deployed to lead a "robust" international peace-keeping force in Lebanon, much to the dismay of military leaders:
"They are saying'What the fuck?'"he told me. "Most of our combat-ready divisions are in Iraq or Afghanistan, or on their way, or coming back. The generals don't like it because we're already way overstretched."
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Sending American soldiers is at this point simply an option and by is no means a certainty, but if the administration decides to move forward, my source said, "It would be viewed in the Arab world as the United States picking up a combat role on behalf of Israel."/p>