Cannon Quietly Confirms Death of UN Force

Experts say the SHIRBRIG was doomed from the start due to lack of political and military will.

UN Photo: Jorge Aramburu
A Canadian armoured vehicle stands deployed on the UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE) in June 2001, one of the few times the SHIRBRIG was used.
Michelle Collins
Published: Wednesday, 05/27/2009 12:00 am EDT

In the sombre aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, with questions of how and why echoing through the United Nations, a handful of nations busied themselves with drafting solutions for the next time such a crisis unfolded so rapidly.

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