UNSC Approves ‘Protection’ Force for Workers in CAR

The United Nations Security Council has approved the dispatch of a 250-member force to the Central African Republic to protect U.N. workers in that increasingly chaotic nation.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked for the special force last week. The 15-member Security Council gave its approval in a vote Tuesday.

Ban said the 250-member force will be taken from another U.N. force and will be sent to Bangui, the C.A.R. capital. A similar force was sent to protect U.N. staff in Iraq at …