Wednesday, March 21, 2007

UNMIL Mandate Extended

...for another year. But let's hope the peacekeepers stay for at least a few more.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe UNMIL can perform its current role at half it's current strength. The money used to support the 7000 or so troops that will be withdrawn could be reprogrammed for development activities in the country.

Keeping 15,000 armed soldiers in the country at this time doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I believe the LNP and the remaining 7,000 UNMIL soldiers can deal with any upheaval which takes place. Unless there is something out there that I am unaware of, I believe the current troop level is way to high and a waste of resources.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe UNMIL can perform its current role at half its current strength. The money used to support the 7000 or so troops that will be withdrawn could be reprogrammed for development activities in the country.

Keeping 15,000 armed soldiers in the country at this time doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I believe the LNP and the remaining 7,000 UNMIL soldiers can deal with any upheaval which takes place. Unless there is something out there that I am unaware of, I believe the current troop level is way too high and a waste of resources.

(had a couple of grammatical snags "it's" when I meant "its" and "to" when I meant "too". ignore previous post)

Nice blog by the way.

12:22 PM  
Blogger josh said...

i know nothing about troop levels, but this is an interesting discussion. why do you think 7000 is enough vs. 15,000? is there some yardstick they use to measure these things?

cheers, josh

3:23 PM  

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