Soldiers from the United Nations intervention brigade in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013.

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Soldiers from the United Nations intervention brigade in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013.

In Congo, peacekeepers at war

What happens when a bold new idea turns the UN into just another army? By Thanassis Cambanis

From left: Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and William Seward.

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