The United States Must Demand Accountability from U.N. Peacekeeping Operations
Publication Date: August 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Steven Groves
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: International organizations; u.n. reform; United Nations peacekeeping; Status of Forces Agreements
Coverage: United States
Although U.N. peacekeeping missions may, in certain limited circumstances, align with the national interests of the United States, it is premature to discuss whether U.S. taxpayer dollars should be used to pay "arrearages" allegedly owed to the U.N. The United States cannot be seen as the underwriters of sexual abuse in the world's most desperate, war-torn nations.