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Lebanon Prepares for War While Israel Is at War with Itself

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs a tough image to survive September's elections. But did his posturing just cross a line?

On Sunday, Lebanon was rattled by two air raids.

  • Matthiew Petti
  • The National Security

As the dust settles, the small Mediterranean republic is now waiting anxiously to see if simmering Iranian-Israeli tensions will evaporate—or boil over into a full-scale war on Lebanese soil.

“There is a scenario of continuing with this ongoing pattern of limited, calibrated tit-for-tat escalation, or things can get out of control, and we are suddenly facing a regional war,” said former Beirut…

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