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UN to go to war for first time...

Old Jun 14th 2013, 12:00 pm
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Unhappy UN to go to war for first time...

...in the Congo.
This is the first time that the UN will send its own troops into battle. In the past the Security Council has authorised the use of “all necessary force” but has delegated the fighting to posses from willing nations. In the Korean war the Americans were in command. In Afghanistan and Libya NATO took charge. In Congo, however, the UN itself will be responsible for artillery fire, helicopter gunships—and the inevitable casualties. Should the UN really be doing this?"
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I suppose one good thing about the Congo is that even if this goes horribly wrong it won't have made a material difference to the situation there. Can't think of a war I'd want to fight in less though to be honest.
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Old Jun 14th 2013, 3:01 pm
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Oh well, it appears we can't call them 'toothless' anymore.
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Default Re: UN to go to war for first time...

Originally Posted by Beakersful View Post
Oh well, it appears we can't call them 'toothless' anymore.
There are 98% toothless except when a powerfull block wants to use the UN.

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