Lebanese Army

Army Commander Slams Attempts to Weaken the Military

Army Commander Joseph Aoun on Saturday condemned the reduction of the military's budget in the 2019 financial plan approved by the government, denouncing campaigns aiming to dash the army's structure and discourage its officers. "It's not a secret that the Army is the backbone of Lebanon, and won't be exaggerating by saying that it is the guarantor of the country's security and stability and that its mission is not limited to wars and conflicts," Aoun said during a visit to the Fouad Chehab Museum in Jounieh.