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Humanitarianism under fire : the US and UN intervention in Somalia

Author: Ken Rutherford
Publisher: Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The international humanitarian intervention in Somalia was one of the most challenging operations ever conducted by US and UN military forces. Until Somalia, the UN had never run a Chapter VII exercise with large numbers of troops operating under a fighting mandate. It became a deadly test of the UN's ability carry out a peace operation using force against an adversary determined to sabotage the intervention.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Rutherford
ISBN: 9781565492608 1565492609
OCLC Number: 209810596
Description: xix, 217 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: The last days of the modern Somali state --
Ineffective efforts to stop the chaos and death --
President Bush sets out to save Somalia --
Armed humanitarian intervention --
Armed nation-building --
The mission falls apart --
Past as prologue: withdrawal and re-engagement.
Other Titles: US and UN intervention in Somalia
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Rutherford.
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"Humanitarianism Under Fire" is a valuable addition to the heated debate over the motivations behind, and the legacy of, the US response to the crisis threatening tens of millions of lives in Somalia Read more...

 
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