DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. March 8, 2017, 5:43 PM (IDT)
Lebanon on Wednesday appointed Gen. Joseph Aoun, a relative of President Michel Aoun, as commander of its army. He succeeds Gen. Jean Kahwaji who had held the post since 2008. The step was among a series of appointments announced by the information minister after a meeting of the Lebanese cabinet.
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