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U.S. helps peacekeepers avoid deadly explosive hazards through the Global Peace Operations Initiative


 

SUMMARY: In recent years, international peacekeeping missions have become more complex and more dangerous. From 2015-2018, a total of 154 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers were killed in malicious attacks in operations. In a growing number of incidents, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were the weapon of choice. The United States, drawing on its own hard-earned experiences in recent decades, is proud to have developed and delivered new training materials on tackling IED threats that will help keep peacekeepers alive and improve chances of mission success.


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Published: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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