Doorway to Hell: Disaster in Somalia (BOK)

Ed Wheeler, C. Roberts

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Spring, 1993: Most of Somalia outside of Mogadishu was secured. Then something went wrong...It started as a mission of mercy-to feed the hungry, cure the sick and bring peace to a country ravaged by civil war. No formal government or organised infrastructure existed in this fourth world country governed by warlords and their armed bands of 'gunmen'. Operations Restore Hope and Continue Hope were planned and implemented with the aim of bringing order to chaos. Unfortunately, what should have been a victory for the United Nations deteriorated into a humiliating defeat of massive proportions.Why did America and the UN allow under-armed forces to commit to an open-ended mission of 'nation-building'?What was the real strategic, tactical and economic importance of Somalia to Western Powers?The answers to these questions and more are investigated in this brilliantly researched and moving expose of this bloody mission. This is a revised and updated paperback edition.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter C. Roberts, Ed Wheeler
ISBN 9781848326804
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, African history, Military history: post WW2 conflicts