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What do Chehab's private papers offer to scholars and curious readers interested in the political and security history of Lebanon and wider Middle East?Most of Chehab's security reports in 1958, however, focus on Kamal Joumblatt's "training camps" and the suspected "smuggling of weapons and personnel from Syria to Lebanon".One of the most interesting findings in his security reports and correspondence with various informants relates to his close watch of the activities of various opposition leaders, including Saeb Salam and Joumblatt, in spite of the presence of scores of American troops in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon.Will the Farid Chehab papers allow scholars to rewrite Lebanon's history from independence to the Civil War in 1975?Although the papers might not provide sufficient material for scholars to rewrite Lebanon's history, what they do offer, however, is an added perspective on critical security developments in Lebanon and the Middle East during the Cold War.The digitization of the Chehab papers is a welcome addition to existing archival sources on Lebanon and the Middle East.
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