The gap will be filled up by states that the U.S. do not want them involved, such as Syria or Iran or Russia . Russia is willing today to send Lebanon the most sophisticated armaments free just to have an influence on the mediterranean. So American should not follow those shady characters in congress. It is wrth spending chicken feed to gain influence after-all we send israel multi-billions dollars that we borrow from the chinese and have no influence at all in return.
Four Libyan soldiers said killed in battle with Islamists in Benghazi (Reuters)
from the article: U.S.: Iran's actions compromise Lebanon's sovereignty