At the United Nations today, France pushed the Security Council for a resolution that would authorize intervention in eastern Zaire, but the United States and Britain were hesitant.
Since Caern is well within the treaty boundaries of Confederation influence, the Confederation Senate authorized military intervention.
Under the U.N. Charter, the Security Council is to authorize armed intervention when one nation attacks another one.
One of the main questions in the lead-up to the war was whether the United Nations Security Council would authorize military intervention in Iraq.
Realizing the war's long-term effects on the global economy, the United States and Britain authorize direct military intervention in South Africa.
A central question is whether peacekeeping should be scrapped for a new mandate under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter, the section that authorizes military intervention.
The Serbs have already warned they will treat the peacekeepers as enemies if the Security Council sides with the Bosnian Government and votes to authorize forceful intervention.
A related argument surrounds the question as to whether more specific criteria should be developed to determine when the Security Council should authorize military intervention.
He said the Security Council resolution authorizing military intervention in Somalia made no provisions for trying suspects charged with war crimes.
It signed accords authorizing military intervention if needed, and it arranged a common currency for the former colonies tied to the franc, a boon both to the local economies and to French companies.