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Bush Is Flunking Reconstruction 101

By Stan Crock

Question 4: Does peacekeeping require more, about the same, or fewer ground troops than actual combat?

The Administration's answer: Fewer.

The correct answer: Don't answer that, because it's not yet clear.

In Somalia, the number of troops shrank from 20,000 to 2,000 as the mission shifted from humanitarian assistance to democratization, which Dobbins considers a broader mission. That was a disaster, as students who've read Bla

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