Naval War College Review


Peace-keeping operations are now one of the most important activities of the United Nations. Peace-keeping operations are not new; however, while only thirteen were conducted by the U.N. between 1945 and 1987, the same number was carried out between 1988 and January 1992. In fact, of the $8.3 billion that has been spent by the U.N. on peace-keeping operations through January 1992, about $3 billion has been committed in the last twelve-month period alone.