Afghanistan: Peacekeepers for Afghanistan

April 16, 2013
What could have been happening in Afghanistan since 2002:
 
MALI: The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution to approve the creation of a 12,600-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali starting July 1, which would be able to request the support of French troops if needed to combat Islamist extremist threats.
Afghans would need to push for a UN peacekeeping mission for long term stability and independence from US and other dominant powers. The Afghan government is against it as they see it as a threat to their control.  But Afghan and international civilians, civil society orgs could be pushing for it.

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