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View of common fears drives US-Israel policy

Nations seen allied in larger struggle

By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / August 18, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Six days after Israel unleashed its military in Lebanon, hoping to decapitate the militant group Hezbollah, a senior US policymaker in Washington described the administration's feelings about the war. Couching the conflict as a proxy battle in a larger US-led struggle against Iran, Hezbollah's backer, he told a reporter: ``Hopefully, we will win." (Full article: 1174 words)

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