The "Lebanese Forces" as an armed militia was established around 1977 when the Lebanese front felt the need to gather the armed Christian forces under one single Lebanese militia. The "Lebanese Forces" had strong relationships with Israel that Bashir Gemayel visited more than once, and built their dogma on the "Lebanon as a 10452 km2" principle, defining the enemy to be Syria and the Palestinians. Bashir Gemayel- leader of the Lebanese Forces- was elected president of the republic in 198.252, but was assassinated before taking in charge his official missions. Led by Elie Hobeika, the Lebanese Forces participated to the tripartite agreement along with "Amal" movement and the Progressive party, resulting in Samir Geagea’s revolt, throwing Hobeika out of the Eastern region. The Lebanese Forces harshly fought against general Michel Aoun in what was known as the "elimination war" that exhausted both groups. After being accused of a series of crimes that the amnesty did not enclose, Samir Geagea was sentenced to death rope, that was reduced to life sentence. The Lebanese Forces received their official license in the early nineties, but three years later the license was withdrawn and the party was dissolved.