|Candidate:||Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D)|
|Issue:||Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping|
|Source:||2008 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire|
|Date of quote:||11/12/2007|
"The enduring weakness of UN peacekeeping is the inability to field forces in sufficient numbers when it counts. There are a number of proposals to address this problem, while preserving the essential principal that all UN peacekeeping operations require both the formal authorization and genuine political support of the UN Security Council. The UNEP Service is one of several proposals intended to plug this gap. As President it will be a priority to build bipartisan support for an approach to UN peacekeeping that can both address U.S. concerns, while making it possible for UN peacekeeping to be as effective as possible."