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  • #16
    Because we only have one major overseas mission, the Liberia / Sierra Leone one. The rest is made up of observers / consultants etc. Except Kosovo but thats not really major is it?
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    • #17
      I think the government are not really 100% happy with promoting the KFOR mission as its not a UN one....UN is cuddly and friendly(in their eyes) KFOR on the other hand has claws.(and has achieved its mandate where the UN failed)
      It reminds them that they signed up to this EURRF battlegroup thingy, and they have to work as a real army.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #18
        think the government are not really 100% happy with promoting the KFOR mission as its not a UN one....UN is cuddly and friendly(in their eyes) KFOR on the other hand has claws.(and has achieved its mandate where the UN failed)
        UN mission also means that the UN pay lock stock and barrel the govt for the troops and the depreciation of the equipment

        all other missions the govt takes the tab
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        • #19
          Yes but what are they there to do? What are the appointments? What do the Men do on a day to day basis?
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          • #20
            This link may help.

            http://hq.nato.int/kfor/inside/2004/20040126a.htm

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            • #21
              Under the banner of current irish missions abroad, does anyone here know what missions gardai are on abroad at the current moment and the strengths?

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              • #22
                According to http://www.un.int/ireland/peacekeeping.htm there are 20 gardai serving in Cyprus.(UNPOL)

                The Garda Síochána (the police force) first participated in UN peacekeeping in 1989, when a 48 -strong contingent was sent to Namibia with the UN Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG). Since then, approximately 400 members of the Garda Síochána have served with various UN missions throughout the world. 20 Gardaí currently on service with the UN are serving in Cyprus
                There are however other gardai on secondment to Europol who would not appear as being overseas, even though they are.


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #23
                  In case anyones interested, pics of Swedish and Irish troops entering Sierra Leone
                  http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...37#post1361337
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