Friday, August 25, 2006

Europe will be backbone of peace keeping forces...

European forces will make up over half of the peace keeping forces being deployed to Lebanon; "Europe is providing the backbone of the force," said UN Sec. General Kofi Annan, "We can now begin to put together a credible force." Italy and France are making the largest commitments, with 3000 Italian soldiers and 2000 French soldiers being promised. Even with the considerable numbers being promised, the fate of the whole operation will rest with the Lebanese military and will depend on their effectiveness in patrolling their homeland.

Article: Washington Post