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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