28 Sep '15, 7pm

U.S. to Provide More Support to U.N. Peacekeeping Forces

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2015 — The United States will provide much more support to U.N. peacekeeping efforts, President Barack Obama said today at the United Nations in New York. As the president spoke to the U.N. General Assembly, the White House released a memo he signed pledging more support to United Nations Peace Operations. In the memo, the president said he will “ strongly consider” providing military, police and civilian personnel to support or participate in U.N. peace operations. There are caveats. The direct personnel support would happen only if the need is in a capability in which the United States has specialized expertise and only if U.S. personnel provide the potential to improve substantially the overall effectiveness of the U.N. mission. The deployment cannot adversely impact current or projected U.S. operations elsewhere. The president would not relinq...

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