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Obstacles Test African Force in Grim Darfur (NYT)
Since its deployment in 2004 to monitor a much violated cease-fire, the 7,000-member force has been hamstrung by inadequate equipment, a smattering of troops that translates to about one soldier for every 28 square miles and, above all, a very limited mandate that often prevents it from engaging the combatants and stopping the bloodshed.
NATO Role in Darfur On Table (Washington Post)
The Bush administration has settled on the idea of sending up to several hundred NATO advisers to help bolster African Union peacekeeping troops in their efforts to shield villagers in Sudan's Darfur region from fighting between government-backed Arab militias and rebel groups, administration officials said.
Op-ed: Mr. Bush and Genocide (Washington Post)
The U.N. deployment will probably need to be at least 20,000 strong, or bigger if Sudan's government offers overt resistance; it will need helicopters, skilled commanders and good communications equipment. A lesser force would set the United Nations up for failure, risking a repeat of the humiliations in Bosnia and Rwanda. A lesser force would also reveal that the United States and its allies do not want to end the genocide, preferring the pretense of doing so.
Opinion: Weak-kneed on Darfur (Washington Times)
Nat Hentoff calls on President Bush to use his pulpit to push the issue of Darfur into the media. It's rare when Human Rights Watch and a NYT columnist get praised on the pages of the Washington Times, but it should show the ideological coalition that could be created behind this issue.
Chaos Grows in Darfur Conflict as Militias Turn on Government (NYT)
The fact that militias trained and armed by the government are now emboldened enough to turn their guns on the government is a sign of trouble. It was government support of the janjaweed at the outset that ignited the fighting in Darfur that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced two million villagers.
Op-ed: No Respite in Africa (Washington Post)
The refugees we interviewed were unanimous in saying that the African Union alone cannot provide the type of security they need to go back. A more robust and sustained international presence is crucial to complement it.
Darfur's peacekeeping challenge (BBC)
There is no doubting the effectiveness of African Union peace monitoring troops in the areas where they are operating in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur. But despite planned reinforcements, they will remain too few to cover the whole of this vast desert region.