NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 20, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(No location given: Jim Maceda) The crisis for United Nations peacekeepers caught in the civil war in Sierra Leone featured; scenes shown of fighting; details given of the role of elite British troops. [British Royal Marines Major Phil ASHBY - recounts the night fighting.] ["Why Peacekeeping Fails" author Dennis JETT - says the peacekeepers surrendered; points out the UN troops are not top quality.] [UN Secretary General Kofi ANNAN - comments on the Sierra Leone mission.] The failure of United Nations missions in Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda recounted. [US ambassador to the United Nations Richard HOLBROOKE - says we cannot afford more failures.]