Man Without Qualities

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

Armed Peace In Our Time

Kristin Anderson wonders why more people aren't looking into the closure of the Army Peacekeeping Institute.

This may be a part of the larger issue of whether the armed forces should be used for police-like activities at all. A soldier is not a policeman, and vice versa. Their training is and should be very different.

But soldiers are often asked to wreck a devastation and call it peace - and then left by politicians to sit on it like Horton on his egg. The results are seldom as whimsical as anything in Doctor Seuss.

Does that mean the Army should have a Peacekeeping Institute?

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