The UN’s Diplomatic SWAT Team

The UN’s done such a great job of “quieting” things so far, that they now have their own elite busy-body taskforce. Bonus: you pay their salaries!

[China View] Team leader Joyce Neu, an American with extensive experience on conflict resolution, liked the idea of comparing her squad to a “SWAT team,” a notion that highlights its speedy response to requests from the field.

“We react quickly, and we react with some expertise like a SWAT team. We are professionals,” she told Xinhua. “But do we react only to terrible fires? Maybe not.”

The team is less like a fire brigade, Neu said, adding that it may also react to an early warning, or “quiet things where assessment is needed and then further recommendation.”

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