This document is a list from the Clinton Administration of action items for the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA). This document was prepared for the APNSA to take to a meeting regarding the civil war and genocide in the African country of Rwanda.
- Why would an American president need an Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs?
- This document was created for President Clinton's trip to Rwanda in 1994. What are the action items of the trip? Why would it be important to list the goals for the trip?
- Why might one of the goals listed not involve sending U.S. military personnel to Rwanda?
- Genocides, other than the Holocaust, have happened around the world. Why would America get involved? What are the positive reasons for engaging? What are the cons?
"APNSA Trip to Rwanda," December 1994. Courtesy of National Archives