Key Diplomat's Personal Notebook Sheds Light on Inner-Workings of US Government Response to Genocide Unfolding in Rwanda in 1994
Ambassador Prudence Bushnell's Personal Notebooks provide unique window into the making of US Foreign Policy during the Rwandan Genocide
Follow Bushnell's detailed notes of the unfolding genocide, as the Diplomat tasked with stopping the violence while receiving limited policy options from Washington and New York
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 500
Posted January 30, 2015
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Washington, DC, January 30, 2015 -- Former Ambassador Prudence Bushnell's notebooks provide a never-before-seen view into the inner workings of US diplomacy during one of the international community's darkest hours in recent decades. Her personal notebooks, published here for the first time by the National Security Archive, shed light on the Ambassador's own personal ethical struggles, not only with US foreign policy regarding non-intervention during the humanitarian crisis, but also the moral dilemmas that the international community faced from its unwillingness to intervene while genocide ravaged Rwanda.
Today's posting is the product of a partnership between the National Security Archive and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to mark the 20 th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. Ambassador Bushnell donated high-resolution scanned copies of her personal notebooks to the National Security Archive. The additional documents posted today were obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the State Department Electronic Reading Room, and from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) evidence.
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