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The Tally Ho

Saturday, July 24, 2004

UK, UN To Sudan?

This Guardian article states that there is a draft resolution circulating at the UN to intervene in the 15 month conflict that has left 30,000 dead and more then 1 million displaced.
Britain and the US are taking a cautious line, partly because their armed forces are already heavily committed in Iraq and other trouble spots, but also because they recognise that Sudan could become another long-term commitment.

"Once you're in, you can't leave till it's sorted out," said Ellie Goldsworthy, a defence analyst at the Royal United Services Institute.

Britain's most effective role could be in supplying "brain power", especially in the fields of planning, logistics and support, she said, adding that even this could turn into a major commitment.

"While we can aim to simply provide logistic support, we've got to be prepared to provide as much as is required."


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