A congressional aide said that discussions about Gaza’s future have also quietly begun on the Hill. Congressional leaders are acutely aware that the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001 with the aim of overthrowing the Taliban, but that US troops ended up remaining in the country for 20 years, the person said.
“It appears that the strategy is to support Israel in eliminating the terrorist enclave on its border and deter others, especially Hezbollah, from joining the fight,” said Richard Fontaine, the chief executive of the Center for a New American Security. “Beyond that - including the big question of who governs Gaza after Hamas - remains a work in progress.”
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