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Europe is dragging its feet on troop deployment in southern Lebanon, and Israel is accused of violating the ceasefire.  Can the rules of engagement be clarified in time to prevent the agreement from falling apart?    

Producers:
Frances Anderton

Main Topic The Politics of Peacekeeping 24 MIN


As the United Nations wrangles over the peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, the big question is whether there will be enough troops to enforce the ceasefire before it collapses. Europe is the obvious place for the soldiers to come from, and today it appears that Italy would take over for France as the leader. But the European Union won't even meet until Wednesday and the UN wants the first contingent in the country by early next week. Meantime, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has accused Israel of violating the ceasefire resolution after Israeli commandos were dropped into Lebanon's Bekaa Valley Saturday morning, in what might have been an anti-arms-smuggling mission or an attempt to rescue two kidnapped soldiers. We get perspectives from Paris, Beirut and Jerusalem. (An extended version of this discussion originally aired earlier today on To the Point.)

Guests:
Timur Goksel, Retired senior advisor, UNIFIL
Patrice de Beer, former Washington Correspondent, Le Monde
Ze'ev Schiff, Defense Editor, Ha'aretz

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