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

Author: Grant Dawson
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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: Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dawson, Grant, 1972-
"Here is hell".
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007271864
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Dawson
ISBN: 9780774855099 0774855096
OCLC Number: 244770267
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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One of the first scholarly examinations of the Somalia operation, this book will undoubtedly play a seminal role in informing further scholarly debate on this important period in Canada's military  Read more...


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