U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) Deputy Commander Major General Terrence J. McKenrick concluded his visit to Lebanon. During his visit, he met with Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General Joseph Aoun and other senior LAF officials, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth H. Richard.
In his meetings, Major General McKenrick renewed the U.S. government’s commitment to the Lebanese-American partnership and support to the LAF in their capacity as the sole defender of Lebanon.
As recently stated at the Rome Conference in support of Lebanese state security institutions, this year, the United States will complete the delivery of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and 32 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, which are part of $340 million in assistance to improve the LAF’s capability in the air and to build its modern, mechanized maneuver capability on the ground.