How Effective Are UN Peacekeepers?
Twenty years after United Nations Peacekeepers failed to prevent a massacre in Srebrenica, the organization is under more pressure than ever.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | July 11, 2015
That’s not what happened in Srebrenica. On July 11, 1995, the U.N. peacekeepers deployed to protect the town stood by and watched as Bosnian Serb troops slaughtered as many as 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the worst tragedy Europe had witnessed since the Holocaust. (Video via United Nations)
The U.N. has since apologized for failing to do its job. But 20 years later, are the “blue helmets” any better equipped to prevent another massacre?