posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 08:08 PM
Air strikes on a Town? Can't say I'm really an advocate of those... I'm more a proponent of using helicopters as troop support
I think it will strenghen the rebels with good propaganda material
Moreover, the article say "French firepower has put rebels on the run in recent days." Which is good from a militarily point of view. At the same
time, some suspect Soudan support of rebels. This is an important problem in African Peacekeeping.
Say, for instance, we give a peacekeeping force the mandate to maintain peace in Darfur, Soudan. A problem you will have in many areas, is that
Peacekeeping forces are always seen as taking a side and that rebel renforcements come from other countries.
Pretty hard to say you have established peace in a country if troops keep coming from the other side of the frontier... And they don't have mandates
to pursue them wich encourages guerilla like tactics...