1. UNPRECEDENTED

    U.N. Authorizes Congo Intervention Force

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    In hopes of “decisively countering the destructive” violence that has plagued the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the United Nations Security Council unanimously authorized a new “intervention brigade” in Congo on Thursday. The resolution came with an unprecedented mandate to take military action against rebel groups, whether it be alone or with Congolese troops. The brigade, however, will be established for only one year “on an exceptional basis and without creating a precedent.”

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