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Imagine your hometown in a war zone - The Vimy Report
A moatful of defence ministers gathered in Vancouver November 14 and 15 “to measure the progress made” on UN peacekeeping since their meeting a year ago and to encourage participants to pledge further assistance. It was a grand affair with five international organizations, 79 countries, and some 550 delegates attending. As these things go, the conference appears to have been a success. According to the UN, “48 delegations made new peacekeeping pledges”. It is not clear, at present, how much these will help to meet the UN’s principal requirements for rapidly deployable forces, helicopters and francophone units, longstanding capability gaps which …