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Red, White, and Blue Berets

45:20September 5, 2023

Canada is famous for its participation in United Nations peacekeeping, but the US rule in UN missions has been an untold story until now. On this episode Scotty and Chris talk to retired US Army Colonel L. Scott Lingamfelter, a former UN Peacekeeper and author of a new book, Yanks in Blue Berets: American UN Peacekeepers in the Midde East (University Press of Kentucky, 2023).  Col. Lingamfelter discusses the qualities that make a good peacekeeper, the conditions on the ground necessary for a UN peacekeeping mission to succeed , and the prospects for UN peacekeeping missions in Ukraine and Haiti. We also learn about Scotty's personal connection to peacekeeping, a story that appears in Lingamfelter's book.

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Author; US Army Colonel (retired); former Member of the Virginia House of Delegates


Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

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Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood

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