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Hezbollah's Terror Army: How to Prevent a Third Lebanon War

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October 25, 2017

Watch three experienced European military leaders discuss Hezbollah's escalating threat to regional stability and how to avoid a destructive new conflict.

Functioning as a sort of state inside the Lebanese state, Hezbollah has accumulated more rockets than many European militaries. But it is also an irregular army that uses terrorism as a strategic weapon against adversaries at home and abroad. Today, the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have reconfigured Hezbollah and other forces across the region in ways that could lead to a new war, one far more destructive than previous Middle Eastern conflicts.

To discuss ways of preventing such a war, The Washington Institute is pleased to host a Policy Forum with Gen. Klaus Naumann, Gen. Richard Dannatt, and Col. Richard Kemp as part of its long-running Stein Counterterrorism Lecture Series. All three participated in a High Level Military Group project that led to the publication of the recent report Hezbollah's Terror Army: How to Prevent a Third Lebanon War.

Watch a live webcast of this conversation starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Gen. Klaus Naumann is former chief of staff of the German Bundeswehr and served as chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1996 to 1999.

Gen. Lord Richard Dannatt is former chief of the general staff of the British Army and a member of the House of Lords.

Col. Richard Kemp is former commander of British forces in Afghanistan and led the international terrorism team at Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee.