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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1991
It boggles the mind to listen to the Rambos supporting the President's policy for war who say that protesters are the ones hurting our troops. Huh? Iraq and Hussein were fully contained and a United Nations peacekeeping force could have been brought in to keep the containment, thus stopping the further "Hitler" takeover of other countries in the region. It was George Bush who sent our men and women into harm's way, not the people for peace. Hold up your hand. Is there blood on it? DOLLIE IRWIN Mothers For Peace of the Coachella Valley Banning
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OPINION
August 25, 2006
REACTING TO UNIVERSAL DISMAY at his irresponsibility, French President Jacques Chirac on Thursday belatedly pledged a total of 2,000 soldiers for the expanded United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon authorized by the Security Council on Aug. 11. It's still a stingy commitment, but the hope is that it may galvanize other European nations to follow suit after two tense weeks in which French dithering threatened to turn the deployment of peacekeepers into a march of folly.
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OPINION
August 25, 2006
REACTING TO UNIVERSAL DISMAY at his irresponsibility, French President Jacques Chirac on Thursday belatedly pledged a total of 2,000 soldiers for the expanded United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon authorized by the Security Council on Aug. 11. It's still a stingy commitment, but the hope is that it may galvanize other European nations to follow suit after two tense weeks in which French dithering threatened to turn the deployment of peacekeepers into a march of folly.
OPINION
March 9, 2004
The United States moves to topple the isolated president of a disordered nation but fails to plan adequately for the violent aftermath, even though it was widely anticipated. U.S. and other military forces are too few and ill prepared to maintain order. Haiti is not Iraq. It is smaller, its problems are more quantifiable and it is not sundered by religious and ethnic divisions.
OPINION
March 9, 2004
The United States moves to topple the isolated president of a disordered nation but fails to plan adequately for the violent aftermath, even though it was widely anticipated. U.S. and other military forces are too few and ill prepared to maintain order. Haiti is not Iraq. It is smaller, its problems are more quantifiable and it is not sundered by religious and ethnic divisions.
OPINION
March 12, 1989 | Richard C. Hottelet, Richard C. Hottelet is a former network correspondent who writes about foreign policy issues
Early in April, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar will make a routine appointment. A Canadian will take command of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus, UNFICYP. Two years ago, unthinkable. Soviet opposition would have prevented an officer of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization from taking such a post. Today, not a murmur. Another sign that decades of Cold War have faded. Perhaps this time for good, or perhaps only for the moment, as in previous thaws.
NEWS
September 20, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the bloody debacle in Somalia that led to withdrawal of American forces in March, the United Nations was not expected to take on a similar mission anytime soon. But on paper at least, the U.N. takeover from American troops in Haiti due to take place in a few months bears a troubling resemblance to the ill-fated succession in Africa. Nevertheless, analysts do not expect a repeat.
WORLD
July 17, 2003 | Paul Richter and Esther Schrader, Times Staff Writers
Faced with mounting casualties and costs, the Bush administration said Wednesday that it was talking with foreign leaders about broadening U.N. authority in Iraq, even as a key commander said the Pentagon would extend the tours of war-weary U.S. troops to a full year to fight what has become a guerrilla war. Until now, the administration has sought to limit U.N. activities in Iraq to humanitarian relief and has sought assistance from other countries on a nation-by-nation basis. A U.S.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Lebanon agreed to allow U.N. peacekeepers to deploy along its border with Israel this week, the United Nations said Monday, after the last of Israeli encroachments across the frontier ended. Two months after Israel ended its 22-year occupation of southern Lebanon, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan informed the Security Council late Monday that the long-sought U.N. peacekeeper deployment would take place Wednesday. He said the deployment by the U.N.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council approved sending an advance force of peacekeepers to Cambodia. The initial contingent is scheduled to go to the Southeast Asian country after an accord ending 13 years of civil war between a Hanoi-backed government and three guerrilla factions is signed next week.
WORLD
July 17, 2003 | Paul Richter and Esther Schrader, Times Staff Writers
Faced with mounting casualties and costs, the Bush administration said Wednesday that it was talking with foreign leaders about broadening U.N. authority in Iraq, even as a key commander said the Pentagon would extend the tours of war-weary U.S. troops to a full year to fight what has become a guerrilla war. Until now, the administration has sought to limit U.N. activities in Iraq to humanitarian relief and has sought assistance from other countries on a nation-by-nation basis. A U.S.
NEWS
November 14, 2001 | RONE TEMPEST and MEGAN K. STACK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Stunned by the swift fall of Afghanistan's capital city, Pakistan appealed Tuesday for a quick withdrawal of the victorious Northern Alliance army and installation of a U.N.-sponsored peacekeeping force to fill the vacuum left by fleeing Taliban troops. "Pakistan holds the view that the Northern Alliance forces must not occupy Kabul," Foreign Ministry spokesman Aziz Ahmed Khan said.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Lebanon agreed to allow U.N. peacekeepers to deploy along its border with Israel this week, the United Nations said Monday, after the last of Israeli encroachments across the frontier ended. Two months after Israel ended its 22-year occupation of southern Lebanon, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan informed the Security Council late Monday that the long-sought U.N. peacekeeper deployment would take place Wednesday. He said the deployment by the U.N.
NEWS
September 20, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the bloody debacle in Somalia that led to withdrawal of American forces in March, the United Nations was not expected to take on a similar mission anytime soon. But on paper at least, the U.N. takeover from American troops in Haiti due to take place in a few months bears a troubling resemblance to the ill-fated succession in Africa. Nevertheless, analysts do not expect a repeat.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council approved sending an advance force of peacekeepers to Cambodia. The initial contingent is scheduled to go to the Southeast Asian country after an accord ending 13 years of civil war between a Hanoi-backed government and three guerrilla factions is signed next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1991
It boggles the mind to listen to the Rambos supporting the President's policy for war who say that protesters are the ones hurting our troops. Huh? Iraq and Hussein were fully contained and a United Nations peacekeeping force could have been brought in to keep the containment, thus stopping the further "Hitler" takeover of other countries in the region. It was George Bush who sent our men and women into harm's way, not the people for peace. Hold up your hand. Is there blood on it? DOLLIE IRWIN Mothers For Peace of the Coachella Valley Banning
NEWS
November 14, 2001 | RONE TEMPEST and MEGAN K. STACK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Stunned by the swift fall of Afghanistan's capital city, Pakistan appealed Tuesday for a quick withdrawal of the victorious Northern Alliance army and installation of a U.N.-sponsored peacekeeping force to fill the vacuum left by fleeing Taliban troops. "Pakistan holds the view that the Northern Alliance forces must not occupy Kabul," Foreign Ministry spokesman Aziz Ahmed Khan said.
NEWS
May 9, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A British soldier serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force was found shot to death in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina. The unnamed soldier was discovered early in the morning in a military vehicle in Visegrad. He had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. A military spokesman said that an investigation was underway and that no further details would be released until the soldier's next of kin had been informed.
OPINION
March 12, 1989 | Richard C. Hottelet, Richard C. Hottelet is a former network correspondent who writes about foreign policy issues
Early in April, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar will make a routine appointment. A Canadian will take command of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus, UNFICYP. Two years ago, unthinkable. Soviet opposition would have prevented an officer of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization from taking such a post. Today, not a murmur. Another sign that decades of Cold War have faded. Perhaps this time for good, or perhaps only for the moment, as in previous thaws.
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