The second half of the 20th century was one of the bloodiest in world history. The increase in conflict was largely the result of a growth in intrastate warfare. One of the best tools that the international community has utilized to deal with these conflicts are peacekeeping missions. Whether they have been through the U.N., NATO, or another regional organization, most missions have been dependent on American support in one way or another.
The next president will have a great degree of influence over future missions and their chance for success. This paper seeks to assess where the two presumptive candidates stand on peacekeeping and what degree of support they would offer to different missions as president.
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