Reprinted with permission from UN Dispatch
Slashing funding to UNICEF is just cruel. But you can also make the case that preventing children in poor countries from needlessly dying is also in American interests. That argument is a bit of a bank shot though: extreme poverty can lead to instability, foster the spread of disease, and give rise to extremism that could one day haunt the US.
Imposing extreme cuts to UN Peacekeeping, though, is a far more direct way to imperil American national security in the here and now.
There are about 100,000 peacekeepers around the world that serve in 16 missions.…