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The U.S. and the Genocide in Rwanda 1994: Evidence of Inaction

The National Security Archive last month posted sixteen declassified documents relating to the US response to 1994's genocide in Rwanda. The documents reveal that the United States planned from the beginning not to get involved until peace was restored, that the US tried to persuade the UN to withdraw all forces in Rwanda in April of 1994, and that US officials knew who was responsible for the killings and even spoke with leaders to try to stop further violence. These cables, memorandums, and papers are chilling in the light of the nearly one million dead.
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Two on Rwanda: The US and the Genocide in Rwanda 1994
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0914
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2001
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September 14th, 2001
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April 7th, 2003 at 3:46pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 3:46pm
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