This fourth task flows naturally and directly from the first task in your list (the pre-emption of conflict). It is likely that pre-emption will often fail because of the difficulty of judging and agreeing on the moment to intervene. But when conflict has broken out, the forcing through of humanitarian aid is likely to become essential; and if carried out in a determined manner may of itself have some effect on the deployment of heavy weapons and the level of fighting.
It will be objected that 'fighting convoys through' will inevitably lead to the UN troops being drawn into the civil war, against one side or both. It need not be so, provided adequate forces are deployed at the outset and provided the soft option of air action in isolation is not taken.
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