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Annan Requests U.N. Force for Liberia

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Annan Requests U.N. Force for Liberia

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Annan Requests U.N. Force for Liberia

Annan Requests U.N. Force for Liberia

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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan asks the Security Council to authorize a force of 15,000 peacekeepers to be sent to Liberia to help monitor a cease-fire and assist the country's transitional government. The U.N. force would gradually take over from West African peacekeepers beginning Oct. 1 and would be authorized to use force in carrying out its mission. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen.