Bystanders to Genocide

Number 18062
Subject International Reporting
Source Atlantic Monthly
State
Year 2001
Publication Date September
Summary The Atlantic Monthly investigates "why the United states let the Rwandan tragedy happen." The story includes "exclusive interviews with scores of the participants in the decision-making." The author analyses "a cache of newly declassified documents" that reveal that "the U.S. government knew enough about the genocide early on to save lives..." The story reveals that "the U.S. did much more than fail to send troops...it lead a successful effort to remove most of the UN peacekeepers who were already in Rwanda." The article is a "chilling narrative of self-serving caution and flaccid will - and countless missed opportunities to mitigate a colossal crime."
Category General
Pages 25
Keywords United Nations;peacekeepers;politics;defense;Romeo Dallaire;Hutu;Tutsi;human rights;genocide;intelligence;Wesley Clark;Pentagon;Warren Christopher;Africa;Somalia
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