SUDAN WATCH: US 'is willing to consider' contributing to UN peacekeeping operations with more military observers, officers and police

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

US 'is willing to consider' contributing to UN peacekeeping operations with more military observers, officers and police

The United States does not provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping forces, which would mean putting American soldiers under U.N. command.

But U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the United States "is willing to consider directly contributing more military observers, military staff officers, civilian police, and other civilian personnel — including more women — to U.N. peacekeeping operations."

The U.S. has already increased its military observers in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Liberia and is providing two additional military staff officers to the mission in Chad and the Central African Republic, U.S. officials said.

Source: Associated Press report by Edith M Lederer, AP Writer, June 29, 2009 -
US ready to beef up UN peacekeeping operations with military observers, officers and police

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