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"Here is hell" : Canada's engagement in Somalia

Author: Grant Dawson
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dawson draws on interviews with key participants and documents made available under the Access to Information Act. He shows how media pressure, government optimism about the United Nations, and the Canadian traditions of multilateralism and peacekeeping all helped to determine the level, length, and tenor of the country's operations in Somalia. His findings will undoubtedly play a seminal role in informing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dawson, Grant, 1972-
"Here is hell".
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608176455
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Dawson
ISBN: 9780774812979 0774812974 9780774812986 0774812982
OCLC Number: 71003091
Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Food for thought: multilateral humanitarianism and the Somalia crisis to March 1992 --
The Canadian forces and the recommendation to stay out of Somalia --
"Do something significant": government reconsideration of the Somalia crisis --
The humanitarian airlift takes flight --
Sticking with the (wrong) peacekeeping mission --
Problems with the expanded UN operation --
Robust militarism: support for the unified task force --
Unified task force: Canada's first post-cold war enforcement coalition --
Stay or go? Weighing a role in the second UN mission --
The Canadian joint force Somalia: in the field.
Responsibility: Grant Dawson.
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