Skip to comments.UN Authorizes Intervention Force for Congo (NOT peacekeepers)
Posted on 03/28/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
The U.N. Security Council authorized a new "intervention brigade" for Congo on Thursday with an unprecedented mandate to take military action against rebel groups to help bring peace to the country's conflict-wracked east.
The resolution, which the council adopted unanimously, gives the brigade a mandate to carry out offensive operations alone or with Congolese army troops to neutralize and disarm armed groups.
The brigade is unprecedented in U.N. peacekeeping because of its offensive mandate. The resolution, however, states clearly that it would be established for one year "on an exceptional basis and without creating a precedent" to the principles of U.N. peacekeeping.
The resolution, sponsored by France, the United States and Togo, would give the brigade a mandate to operate "in a robust, highly mobile and versatile manner" to ensure that armed group can't seriously threaten government authority or the security of civilians.
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the un is offensive without this.
UN sanctions armed intervention? That means Obama will send young Americans will die. It means absolutely nothing more.
Yeah, because it worked so well in the 60’s.
If there had been a UN in 1776 the revolution may well have turned out differently.
Stop being so negative. That Korean thing worked itself out, right?
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