A Brave and Modest Nation

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:09:34 -0700


Robert Harley wrote:
> 
> >Canadian soldiers in the past half century have been
> >the greatest peacekeepers on Earth -- in 39 missions on UN mandates, and six
> >on non-UN peacekeeping duties, from Vietnam to East Timor, from Sinai to
> >Bosnia.
> 
> Hmm... this page lists 40 UN missions for the Irish Defence Forces and
> a bunch of non-UN ones:
> 
>   http://www.military.ie/overseas/missions_list.htm

41: http://www.islandnet.com/~duke/monument.htm

But seriously, I'm not sure we are even counting the same thing. Your
list includes deployments of 2 or 3 people. I can't find the deployment
numbers for the Canadians but I would doubt that that would usually be
construed a "peacekeeping mission."

 Paul Prescod