Having US troops stationed in Israel diminishes Hezbollah audacity in the short term. However, anger at the increased American military presence in the region actually bolsters support for Hezbollah within Lebanon. While Iran avoids direct confrontation, it continues its illicit support of Hezbollah. The material support from Iran and the increased popular support in Lebanon bolsters Hezbollah, making it a more formidable ally going forward.
|Bring the troops home||Israel can deal with Hezbollah on its own.|
|Continue to leave troops in Israel||Avoid forward action.|
|Invade Lebanon||Use the troops stationed in Israel to eradicate Hezbollah and stop the border violence.|
|Invade Iran||US troops are stationed in the region and the time is ripe to finally deal with the troublesome regime in Tehran.|