Example sentences for: peacekeeping

How can you use “peacekeeping” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • While remarking that Australia had played "a commendably sensible diplomatic role throughout the latest troubles," the Financial Times of London said Monday in an editorial that "[t]he venture has also exposed latent resentment of the potential leadership of Australia in the region," particularly from Malaysia, which has refused to take part in the peacekeeping force under Australian command.

  • The Times ends its lead with a helpful explanation: Setting up a security council force rather than a "full-dress" peacekeeping operation is essential to the Clinton strategy because of congressional restraints on American participation and funding in operations of the latter sort.

  • There was much uncertainty, too, about the significance of Yugoslav Deputy Prime Minister Vuk Draskovic's statement that Milosevic would accept a U.N. peacekeeping force.

  • Both the NYT and USAT Clinton-on-Rwanda pieces note a political factor that at the time inhibited U.S. action, but which Clinton didn't mention: Public support for U.S. involvement in peacekeeping missions evaporated just prior to the Rwanda situation when 18 U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in Somalia.

  • The paper goes on to characterize international reaction thus far as "public condemnations and much hand-wringing," and also notes a problem with a proposed interposition of a U.N. peacekeeping force: China, which can veto such a move, is believed to be opposed to it.


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