The Limits of UN Power in the New World Order ; ANALYSIS; the 2003 Iraq War Confirms That Legitimising the Use of Force through the UN Will Remain the Exception Rather Than the Rule
Freedman, Lawrence, The Independent (London, England)
The serious fighting is ended, but Allied commanders are still finding it difficult to declare this war over. Unlike wars of the past, there has been nobody available to offer a dignified surrender, agree an orderly transfer of power or negotiate a ceasefire. Groups of desperate men, many of them not even Iraqi, may keep on fighting, or lay low and then regroup for a later terrorist campaign. This is what has happened in Afghanistan, where remnants of the Taliban and al-Qa'ida are still able to cause trouble.
By contrast, the 1991 Gulf War appeared to have a neater conclusion, with a negotiated ceasefire, the return of prisoners and gradual disengagement. By not …
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Publication information: Article title: The Limits of UN Power in the New World Order ; ANALYSIS; the 2003 Iraq War Confirms That Legitimising the Use of Force through the UN Will Remain the Exception Rather Than the Rule. Contributors: Freedman, Lawrence - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 16, 2003. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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