U.S Troops Serving the U.N.

The Pentagon claims publicly that only a few hundred U.S. troops serve the U.N., mostly in Macedonia in the former Yugoslavia. This document proves otherwise. This is a hard-to-get Pentagon document from March of 1997 that puts the figure of U.S. troops serving the U.N. worldwide at about 68,000. The difference is that the U.S. troops in Macedonia are wearing U.N. uniforms while the rest do not. Nevertheless, all the rest are also serving the U.N. by implementing U.N. resolutions. The bottom line is that an American soldier doesn't have to wear a U.N. uniform to serve the U.N.

President Clinton signed Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 25, making our soldiers available for U.N. military activities. Clinton has refused to turn the document over to Congress.

In a related matter, Clinton has been diverting literally billions of dollars from the Department of Defense and other federal agencies to the support of U.N. peacekeeping operations. It is estimated that the diversion may have reached $15 billion since Clinton took office. Needless to say, this additional support for the U.N. has more than wiped out the $1 billion so-called U.S. "debt" to the world organization.