January 5, 2014

UN 'Blue Helmets' Fail to Stop African Wars

Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post

The Associated Press

The peacekeeping forces have cost billions of dollars, largely paid by the United States and European nations. But they have been hobbled by weak mandates and a shortage of manpower and equipment. Some critics also say Washington, its allies and U.N. officials are at fault in the peacekeeping failures, for not following through with enough political pressure to prevent crises.

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TAGGED: Africa, United Nations, UN, South Sudan, Mali, Central African Republic, Eastern Congo, Somalia

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