And Who Will Pay?

Despite budget woes, the U.N. plans to send troops to Mozambique

AS IF ITS UNPRECEDENTED COMMITMENTS IN BOSNIA, Somalia and Cambodia weren't enough, the United Nations has now authorized the creation of a 7,500-strong peacekeeping force for Mozambique. The intent is to stabilize the African country by supervising an agreement to end 14 years of civil war, disarming rival factions and organizing an election. One small problem: although $330 million has been earmarked for the operation, the cash is not yet in the coffers and, given the woeful state of the U.N.'s balance sheets, no one quite knows where the money will come from. The new force will bring the number of...

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