October 13, 2023

As Israel Readies Gaza Invasion, U.S. Sees No Plan for What’s Next

Source: Bloomberg

Journalists: Jennifer Jacobs, Courtney McBride, Peter Martin

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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Authors

  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...