Friday, August 17, 2007

Very Slow Drawdown of UN Peacekeepers Announced

I like the slow pace of this planned drawdown, as announced yesterday:

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recommended on Thursday the more than 14 000 peacekeepers in Liberia be reduced by about 5 000 over the next three years, starting in October.

But Ban said it was "too early to determine" when to withdraw the entire peacekeeping force, which would depend on the state of the domestic police and army in the West African nation, which has been beset by years of large-scale corruption and warfare that spilled into the region.


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