Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quote in AP story "Africa Readies Troops for Somalia"

I'm quoted in an AP story by Max Delany and Malkhadir Muhumed:
Some analysts, though, said that simply sending in more troops was unlikely to solve the problem.

"The current situation in Somalia just does not call for a large peacekeeping operation," said David Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia. "AU troops cannot police all of Somalia."

Shinn, a professor at George Washington University and one of the coordinators of U.S. policy in Somalia in the early 1990s, said that the failure of U.S. and U.N. involvement in the country showed large-scale foreign intervention would not work. "That was not the solution then and it will not be now," Shinn said.
You can read the rest of the story here.

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