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  1. Softly, softly- so far

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PLA strategists are giving increased thought to a concept they called 'Military Operations Other Than War'. The 'MOOTW' element of the Ministry of National Defence website ... to be putting its faith in military intelligence gathering, co-operation and negotiations- even if the threat of force remains on the table. Only fools would rush into Somalia; its warlords and gangs ...

  2. The high price of global stability

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world peace. The deaths of the eight peacekeepers are a reminder that the price of participation can be high. Nonetheless, tackling global instability is also crucial. There is no other way to give practical meaning to the words of the UN charter: 'To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.' ...

  3. Why the UN welcomes Chinese peacekeepers

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... taken more than 3 million lives. Farther east, on the shores of Lake Kivu, Chinese military engineers, among other tasks, keep Goma airport clear of lava from a nearby volcano. Still farther ... is mostly off the radar in East Asia. Since the effort to prepare Cambodia for elections more than a decade ago, there has been no major UN peacekeeping operation in the region. There is a residual ...

  4. Peacekeepers struggle to achieve mission impossible

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ensuring human rights than previous missions in other nations. 'The peacekeeping mission continues to ignore not only the spirit but even the explicit prescriptions of its mandate,' ... Reed Lindsay in Port-Au-Prince Latin American nations leading the operation blame a lack of urgency from aid donors Representatives from all 15 members of the UN Security Council visited ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    More than 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led air war on Islamic State

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:09am by Agence France-Presse at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

    ... and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against Islamic State and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said on Thursday. The flights for “Operation Inherent ... air strikes, but officials say the country has “supported” the operation with other assistance. Details about the flights and missions undertaken by Arab allies have been kept secret ...

  6. America draws back from interventionism

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the US entered the second world war. Since then, the prevailing strategy has been a combination of diplomatic, economic and military intervention almost anywhere in the world. Former president ... of the withdrawal from Iraq, a war-weary and economically depressed people seem ready to have their armed forces and diplomats pull back from troubles elsewhere. Calls for retrenchment have become ...

  7. Rising peacekeeper role burnishes China's image

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... Chinese were serving on 13 of the 17 peacekeeping operations among a total force of 82,541 troops and police, reports the UN department of peacekeeping operations. In 2005, there were 1,042 Chinese peacekeepers. China, with 2.25 million active personnel, could and should do more peacekeeping, though. The largest contributor to peacekeeping operations is Pakistan, which has assigned ...

  8. The Chinese peacekeepers

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... peacekeeping committee. Two years later the first Chinese military observers went to the Middle East and in 1992 the nation's first 'blue helmet' troops- a company of engineers- headed for peacekeeping duties in Cambodia. Why did it take so long for China to become involved? China did not join the UN until 1971, and at that point adamantly opposed peacekeeping operations, refusing ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US military bracing for warmed-up world, says defence chief Chuck Hagel

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Defence chief Chuck Hagel says US military accepts global warming as a reality, and will plan acquisitions and operations around it Pentagon braces for a hotter tomorrow Global warming is changing the way the US trains for and goes to war- affecting conflicts, weapons systems, training exercises and military installations, the Pentagon said. Defence Secretary ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA warns against allowing Japanese self-defence forces to join wider military operations

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Minnie Chan

    ... in joint operations will indulge Tokyo's military expansion, and give it another opportunity to become a peace saboteur, a People's Liberation Army Daily article has warned. Chinese ... constitution since its defeat in the second world war. In 1992, Japanese lawmakers allowed the SDF- one of the largest and most modern militaries in Asia- to join UN peacekeeping missions. A deployment ...




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