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In the News (Tue 18 Jun 19)

  About Liberia Today
Geraldine George has become the first woman in the history of Liberia military to be commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.
Victims of tuberculosis in Liberia, as well as their doctors, are crying out for more help from their government and the international community.
Funds Liberia was receiving from the Geneva-based Global Fund to fight tuberculosis and malaria have not been renewed.
www.aboutliberiatoday.com   (456 words)

Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, next to Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire.
Liberia was settled by freed American slaves in the early 1800s, and this is where the country gets its name from.
Despite his military regime, Doe made strong ties with the United States in the early 1980s, receiving a lot of money for pushing out the Soviet Union from the country, and allowing exclusive rights for the US to use Liberia's ports and land.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/li/Liberia.html   (236 words)

 Liberia (09/06)
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic institutions, iron mining and rubber industry booms, and cultural skills and arts and craft works.
Liberia is still trying to recover from the ravages of war; until today, pipe-borne water and electricity are unavailable, and schools, hospitals, roads, and infrastructure remain derelict.
Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Mano River Union (MRU), and the Non-Aligned Movement.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/6618.htm   (2916 words)

 Publiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Liberia needs to move toward a system of military organization that combines a very small standing military with a somewhat larger reserve force…In colonial times, militaries were more likely to impose the government's will on the people than to defend the nation from external aggression.
The military needs to enjoy its autonomy on matters that are strictly internal to the military, and the military must believe that civilian leaders and society at large will see service in the military as an honorable profession.
The military must understand that international businesses prefer civilian rule to military rule, and for purposes of promoting investments in Liberia, the Liberian military personnel must avoid coup d’etats, limit active involvement in politics, and refrain from other activities that may be incompatible with military professionalism or may detract from the promotion of national security.
www.uniboa.org /somah408.html   (3495 words)

Liberia was an ally of the US during the Cold War, and a facilitator of covert operations against Col. Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi during the 1980s.
Liberia's low priority in a post-Cold War world was not enough to warrant military intervention to nip a civil war in the bud.
The Liberia conflict is interwoven with violence in neighboring Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/liberia-intro.htm   (1120 words)

 Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Liberia is a country on the west of Africa bordered by Sierra Leone Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire.
Liberia was settled by freed American slaves in the early 1800s and this is where the country its name from.
Despite his military regime Doe made strong with the United States in the early 1980s receiving a lot of money for out the Soviet Union from the country and allowing exclusive for the US to use Liberia's ports land.
www.freeglossary.com /Liberia   (809 words)

 Liberia: If Your President Were Tarty Teh
The only reason I have considered running for president of Liberia is that, if successful, my tenure would effectively render the position occupied long enough for the Liberian people to do what they are capable of doing to bring about some change.
Liberia declared war on Germany on paper in 1944, but hosted American military personnel and installations to prove its membership in the Alliance.
And since the most dangerous group in Liberia is the military, made more so by the war, much of this amount will go into paying the military.
members.aol.com /liberia99/YourPresident.html   (1984 words)

 From Instrument of Oppression to Civic Protective Duty: Challenges of the New Liberian Military
As a former Colonel of the Armed Forces of Liberia and former director of the national police, Minister Samukai was the best-suited interlocutor to discuss the restructuring of the Liberian military.
Liberia needs a new army, that can not only defend its borders, on land, sea and air but also take part in the reconstruction process, rebuilding the national infrastructure destroyed by men-in-arms and restore confidence between civilians and the military, destroyed by men-in-arms, from the Frontier Force to the AFL, SATU, ATU and others.
Although the conflict in Liberia had its sources in the social and political inequities of the past, the nature of the security forces, how they were trained and their political orientation have greatly contributed to the gravity of the war.
www.theperspective.org /articles/0602200601.html   (1454 words)

 Military Of Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/liberia_country_military.shtml   (180 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. to send small military team to Liberia - Jul. 5, 2003
President Bush is sending military experts to Liberia to help determine whether troops should be ordered there as peacekeepers.
Two rebel factions in Liberia are insisting that President Charles Taylor step down, as he agreed to do in a recent cease-fire pact.
Liberia was founded by freed U.S. slaves in 1822 and has what Bush called "special ties" to the United States.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/07/04/liberia.us   (988 words)

 Ted Galen Carpenter on Liberia on National Review Online
Some supporters of intervention in Liberia contend that the country is a special case because it was founded by freed American slaves in the 1800s.
Of all the justifications for the use of military force, that one is the silliest.
Liberia is a case where U.S. leaders should have said "no" early and often.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-carpenter070303.asp   (754 words)

 U.S. Policy Toward Liberia
Liberia was a key ally during World War Two, when we used Liberian territory as a re-supply center for the campaign in North Africa.
Liberia’s new rebel groups, “Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy” and “Movement for Democracy in Liberia”, draw from factions that fought against Taylor in the early 1990s, and on support from neighboring countries that Taylor’s forces attacked using arms purchased through the trade in Sierra Leone’s conflict diamonds.
Liberia's stability is important not only for our relations with our African partners whom we depend on increasingly for security and energy assistance, but also for our relations with Europe.
www.state.gov /p/af/rls/rm/24839.htm   (1867 words)

 Samuel K. Doe
The military take-over was a bloody one, labelled ‘a revolution’ by the 18 enlisted men of the Armed Forces of Liberia who toppled the Government of William R. Tolbert.
Nevertheless, Liberia received more political and military assistance from the USA in the decade of Doe’s rule than it had ever received, despite an increasingly deteriorating political climate and human rights record.
Whereas ever since the military coup it was mentioned that it had been led by a 28-year old master sergeant, from now on Samuel Doe’s official date of birth was May 6, 1950.
www.liberiapastandpresent.org /SamuelKDoe.htm   (1701 words)

 Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberia has one of the world's largest national registries of ships, due to its status as a "flag of convenience".
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberia   (3178 words)

 CNN.com - Liberia's Taylor not ready to leave - Jul. 7, 2003
A U.S. military assessment team arrived Monday in Monrovia to begin gauging humanitarian needs and possibly to lay the groundwork for a deployment of U.S. peacekeeping troops.
"Liberia is sort of the cancer that has infected the rest of the subregion," Rice said.
The White House is focusing on Liberia partly because of its ties to the United States.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/07/07/liberia   (1221 words)

 The Analyst Newspaper : Liberia : 2006
Precisely against this backdrop, whenever articles are published especially on the military in Liberia, bearing the latter name-tag, one is often reminded of many instances in which the name have come to be historically symbolic of good military deportment void of dishonorable characteristics.
Background of those serving within the military in the past would indeed point to the fact that upon the reading of General Orders on Assembly Grounds in which personnel were either honorably or dishonorably discharged from service, their homes became the only alternative to rebuilding lives.
As the current case however proves, following nearly 14 years of devastating civil crisis in Liberia, demobilized soldiers are proving to the Liberian people that they indeed rendered disservice to the Liberian government throughout their tenures and are ashamed to return to their places of origin for settlement, since they had forgotten about themselves.
www.analystliberia.com /featurearticle_demobilized_afl.html   (652 words)

 Warning: No US military to Liberia
US military forces are heavily committed to areas in the world where US national security interests are vital, to areas where their job is not yet done, to areas where they need to be reinforced.
Liberia is awash with crazed young men heavily equipped with lethal arms.
The borders dividing Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast are relatively meaningless.
www.talkingproud.us /Eagle070303.html   (1392 words)

 *Update* Swedish Military in Liberia - Military Photos
They board their armored vehicles again and the soldiers standing up in the hatches are forced to bend down because of the low-hanging branches.
It is the fifth day of LA04's second Long Range Patrol, which is supposed to be the second last day of the patrol according to the original plan, but new orders have come in from HQ in Monrovia.
In addition to this the military is trying to attract more women to the UN/EU force (where all will receive weapons training even if you're not going to be 'infantry'), often a woman is used in promotion or press reports.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=61342   (1108 words)

 The Analyst Newspaper : Liberia : 2006
They understand that one of the keys to stabilizing a country is having a trained and professional army that understands the rules of war and has respect for human rights.
I want them to understand that although the military is not a democracy; their job is to support the fledging democracy in Liberia.
I understand that these four steps are not the only steps that Liberia needs to take to sustain its’ military but I believe that it is a start to ensuring that we continue to have a professional army that is free from corruption and nepotism.
www.analystliberia.com /letters_nov22.html   (892 words)

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Former Virginian Joseph Jenkins Roberts (America's First Look into the Camera), a trader and successful military commander, was named the first lieutenant governor and became the first African-American governor of the colony after the appointed governor died in office (1841).
With overseas immigration slowing to a trickle, the Americo-Liberians (as the settlers and their descendents were starting to be called) depended on immigrants from nearby regions of Africa to increase the republic's population.
Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, he arrived in Liberia in 1850 and was soon deeply involved in its development.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/gmdhtml/libhtml/liberia.html   (2498 words)

 USAID: Liberia
The CPA established the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) which is comprised of representatives from all the former warring factions.
The holding of free and fair elections in October 2005 is one of the USG's top priorities in Liberia, and is essential to the completion of the transition to a legitimate government.
In support of the elections process, USAID is training civil society organizations to educate voters and observe the upcoming 2005 elections; building the capacity of Liberia's National Elections Commission to administer the national elections; strengthening political parties; and supporting initiatives to "get out the vote" and provide nation-wide coverage of the election process.
www.usaid.gov /policy/budget/cbj2006/afr/lr.html   (1358 words)

 The U.S. joint task force experience in Liberia Military Review - Find Articles
In July 2003, Liberia was in the death throes of a 23-year civil war.
The U.S. military presence in Liberia was an economy of force operation.
Liberia was established by freed American slaves in 1847.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PBZ/is_3_85/ai_n13824962   (912 words)

 CNN.com - Sources: Pentagon ponders Marines in Liberia - Jul. 7, 2003
President Bush is sending military experts to Liberia to help determine whether troops should be sent.
Military planners said they want to see an agreed-upon and achievable goal for the operation so that there can be a clear understanding of when troops can come home.
A U.S. humanitarian assessment team in Liberia is expected to determine what specialists or peacekeeping forces would be needed to create conditions to encourage international relief workers to return to the nation in large numbers.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/07/07/liberia.us   (457 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Africa : Liberia
As the transfer of Liberia's former president to face trial in The Hague remains stalled, the EU ministerial meeting this week with the Economic Community of West African States could not be more timely.
When Liberia’s newly elected president visits Washington today, the U.S. government should give her strong support in seeking Charles Taylor’s surrender to face trial at the Sierra Leone war crimes court, Human Rights Watch said today.
Liberia’s new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, should take prompt action to ensure that former Liberian President Charles Taylor is surrendered to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Campaign Against Impunity said today in an open letter to President Johnson-Sirleaf, who was inaugurated on January 16.
www.hrw.org /africa/liberia.php   (1252 words)

 Military.com Content
The large outbreak of malaria among Marines who spent time ashore in the West African nation of Liberia in the summer was apparently caused by a nearly wholesale failure of the troops to follow protective measures.
U.S. Begins Pullout From Liberia (30 Sept 2003)
In 2001, the UN imposed sanctions on Liberian diamonds along with an army embargo and a travel ban on government officials for Liberia's support of the rebel insurgency in Sierra Leone.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent1?file=GH_Liberia   (239 words)

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 CNN.com - U.S. prepares Liberia military options - Jul. 4, 2003
The Liberia issue has become a test of his promise to make a commitment to promoting peace, democracy and economic development in Africa.
Various military options are being prepared under the leadership of Gen. Jim Jones, head of the U.S. European Command.
The U.S. is under international pressure to lead a Liberia mission but Bush has been reluctant to commit U.S. troops to Liberia, which was founded in 1822 as a settlement for freed American slaves, and hoped West African peacekeepers would be enough, with the possible exception of Marine reinforcements at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/07/03/us.liberia   (824 words)

 Reorganizing the Liberian Military for External Defense & Internal Peacekeeping
But the events of 1980 showed that the Liberian military did have people with great ambitions - persons with personal, political, educational, and cultural ambitions - than we had all imagined.
· Liberia needs to move toward a system of military organization that combines a very small standing military with a somewhat larger reserve force…In colonial times, militaries were more likely to impose the government's will on the people than to defend the nation from external aggression.
First I think we must appreciate that the Liberian military has come a long way since 1839 when the first militia forces - the forerunner of the Liberian Frontier Force and the Armed Forces of Liberia - were organized at the county and regional levels to protect the territorial integrity of Liberia.
www.theperspective.org /articles/0407200502.html   (3527 words)

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