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US Presses Canada to Make Good on Promised 200 Soldier Peacekeeping Force

The Canadian Press November 30, 2021 administration, Canada, Joe Biden, Peacekeeping, Politics, South Korea, summit, United Nations, US, WORLD Comments Off on US Presses Canada to Make Good on Promised 200 Soldier Peacekeeping Force
OTTAWA—The United States is pressing Canada to commit medical units and drones to United Nations missions at a peacekeeping summit in South Korea next week, and to come up with a 200-strong force first promised four years ago. The request came in a letter to Global Affairs Canada from the U.S. on the eve of the high-level meeting in Seoul, where U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration wants allies to renew their commitment to peacekeeping. That includes Canada, where the Liberal government has been criticized for failing to back up promises and rhetoric supporting the UN with an equivalent amount of action. The Nov. 8 diplomatic note starts by thanking Canada for its history of providing troops and police officers to peacekeeping, including its recent deployment to Mali. It praises Canada for increasing the number of women deployed on UN missions. It also makes clear that Washington expects Canada to do …

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