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Panel Asks Obama to Stress Genocide Prevention

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A task force is recommending that
President-elect Barack Obama make preventing genocide and mass
atrocities a priority.

The task force was led by former Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright and former Pentagon chief William Cohen. It says the
government should establish a procedure to determine when a
genocide threat is emerging.

The blueprint for policymakers also calls for Congress to
approve $250 million a year for rapid use to deter genocide
anywhere in the world and to care for refugees.

The report says Obama and his successors should not shrink from
using force, even if allies don't go along, when necessary.

On the Net:
United States Institute of Peace:
http://www.usip.org/genocide-taskforce/index.html

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