Civil Protection and the Image of the "Total Spoiler"
Reflections on MONUC Support to Kimia
Critics have primarily focused on the UN's failure to protect civilians from direct attack, consonant with the general discourse on tactics. These criticisms are valid, but in this essay I argue that two additional considerations should be kept in mind: the way that military operations can affect violence against civilians, and the way that moralizing the approach to armed groups can limit military and political options for protecting civilians.
© 2010 Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM)
Daniel H Levine