Tag Archives: Haiti

UN Peacekeeping – Reforms are needed!

by Michael Barnett and Songying Fang. Michael Barnett is university professor of international affairs and political science at George Washington University. Songying Fang is associate professor of political science at Rice University. This article originally appeared on the Washington Post’s … Continue reading

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South American Troops Take On The Violent Work of Peacekeeping

by Kevin Knodell. Kevin Knodell is a freelance writer and photographer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. His work has also appeared in  RAGEMAG, Michael Yon’s Frontline Forum, The Tacoma News Tribune, and others. You can follow him on twitter at … Continue reading

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The moral legitimacy of unapproved humanitarian interventions (1/2)

This article was written by Patrick Truffer for the Freie Universität Berlin. Images were added and the text was slightly revised, partially updated and divided into two sections for publication on offiziere.ch. In addition to a brief introduction, the first … Continue reading

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27C3 – Tag 2 – it’s rocket science!

Am zweiten Tag wurde es etwas technischer, deshalb möchte ich auf den Vortrag “Recent advances in IPv6 insecurities” von van Hauser von The Hackers Choice vom 1. Kongresstag zurückkommen. Da voraussichtlich alle rund 4 Milliarden IPv4-Adressen im Februar 2011 vergeben … Continue reading

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Wie regelmässige Leser des Blogs vermutlich feststellen konnten, nahm die Anzahl der Artikel in diesem Monat etwas ab, weil ich derzeit mit anderen Aufgaben beschäftigt war. Deshalb wird die Berichterstattung über die Herbstsession der Eidgenössischen Räte vom 13.09.2010 bis zum … Continue reading

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Floating Causeway Boosts Hospital Ship Ops

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy will use techniques and technology developed for amphibious operations to boost her ability to see patients in remote, under-developed Pacific countries. On May 1, Mercy embarked on a five-month cruise, delivering free medical care to communities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, East Timor, Palau and Papua New Guinea. Continue reading

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Ein Rückblick auf die militärische Katastrophenhilfe in Haiti

Die UNO bezeichnete das Erdbeben in Haiti vom 12. Januar 2010 als grösste Katastrophe ihrer Geschichte. Die weitgehende Zerstörung der Hauptstadt, der politischen und zivilen Infrastrukturen inklusive der UN Mission MINUSTAH führte zu einem komplett hilflosen haitianischen Staat. Gemäss UNO … Continue reading

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Haiti Relief Underscores Distributed Humanitarian Ops

by DAVID AXE In November 2001 a small team of Marines traveled 400 miles over mountainous terrain to open up the main U.S-led war effort in Afghanistan, joining Special Forces and CIA paramilitaries already on the ground. For several months, … Continue reading

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