Émile Lahood served in various posts in the military, including commander-in-chief of the army from 1989 to 1998. In 1998 he had the constitution amended to allow the army commander-in-chief to run for office within three years of holding that post, and was subsequently elected as President of Lebanon. Years of Resistance is a testimony of Lahood's mandate during his nine years in office. The material for the book is mostly taken from the weekly meetings that the author, Karim Pakradouni, and Lahood had during his time in office. The reader is placed at the heart of Lebanese politics, as Pakradouni reveals the conflicts, reform attempts, liberation and political assassinations that shaped Lahood's reign. An insight into the affairs in the Middle East crisis and international struggles in Lebanon with first-hand accounts of Émile Lahood's time in office direct from the source. Includes an afterword by Dr. Selim Jreissati, a Lebanese judge and former member of the Lebanese Constitutional Council.