• aviationmegastore.com
  • aviationoutletstore.com
  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com
Operation Restore Hope: US Military Intervention in Somalia and the Battle of Mogadishu, 1992-1994  9781915070579

Operation Restore Hope: US Military Intervention in Somalia and the Battle of Mogadishu, 1992-1994

Product code 9781915070579

€ 21.06

Series Africa @ War 57

Publisher/Brand Helion & Company

Author Peter Baxter

No. Pages 72

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory War in Africa

Availability In stock

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Thursday 17 february 2022.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
Air Wars over Congo, Volume 1 1960-1968. From Belgian Congo Force Publique Air Wing to the Mercenary Revolts (expected 2020)Air Wars over Congo, Volume 1 1960-1968. From Belgian Congo Force Publique Air Wing to the Mercenary Revolts (expected 2020)ExpectedHelion & CompanyAfrica @ War€ 21.06
For God and the CIA: Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond c.1961-1967For God and the CIA: Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond c.1961-1967Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 52€ 21.06
France in Centrafrique - From Bokassa and Operation Barracude  to the days of EUFOR (revised edition)France in Centrafrique - From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the days of EUFOR (revised edition)Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 36€ 21.06
Mau Mau, The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60 Revised editionMau Mau, The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60 Revised editionHelion & CompanyAfrica @ War 41€ 21.06
Operations Leopard and Red Bean - KOLWEZI 1978. French and Belgian Intervention in ZaireOperations Leopard and Red Bean - KOLWEZI 1978. French and Belgian Intervention in ZaireHelion & CompanyAfrica @ War 32€ 21.06
Sanctuary Lost Volume 1: The Air War for Guinea 1961-1967Sanctuary Lost Volume 1: The Air War for Guinea 1961-1967ExpectedHelion & CompanyAfrica @ War€ 21.06
The RIF War Volume 1: From Taxdirt to the Disaster of Annual 1909-1921The RIF War Volume 1: From Taxdirt to the Disaster of Annual 1909-1921Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 56€ 21.06
War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 3 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1975-1989War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 3 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1975-1989Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 50€ 21.06
War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 5 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1987-1992War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 5 Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1987-1992ExpectedHelion & CompanyAfrica @ War€ 21.06
War of Intervention in Angola. Angolan and Cuban Forces at War, 1975-1976War of Intervention in Angola. Angolan and Cuban Forces at War, 1975-1976Helion & CompanyAfrica @ War 31€ 21.06
Product description

The end of the Cold War introduced an altered global dynamic. The old bond of East/West patronage in Africa was broken, weakening the first crop of independent revolutionary leadership on the continent who no longer had the support of one or other of the superpowers. With collapse of the Soviet Union, all this changed. The question of global/strategic security devolved into regional peacekeeping and peace enforcement, characterized primarily by the Balkans War, but also many other minor regional squabbles across the developing world that erupted as old regimes fell and nations sought to build unity out of the ashes. In Africa the situation was exacerbated by an inherent tribalism and factionalism that had tended to be artificially suppressed by powerful, often military, dictatorships, generally unconcerned with the needs and requirements of an oppressed population.

No more striking example of this can be found than Somalia. One of the only effective armed resistance movements mounted against European colonisation in Africa took place in Somalia, which was suppressed only after enormous military expenditure. The crisis in Somalia that began to take shape with the ouster of military leader Mohammed Siad Barre during the early years of the 1990s forced both the United States and the United Nations to adapt their collective military policy toward the challenges of peacekeeping, and peace enforcement, in a human environment only dimly understood, extremely austere in terms of local infrastructure and with a warring clan leadership.

This book tells the story of the international intervention that took place in Somalia, the successes, failures and lessons learned. Many broad assumptions were made based on an unclear understanding of the dynamics of a regional conflict, coupled with the necessity for the first time in modern military history to balance political necessities with military. The crisis in Somalia set the tone for military intervention in a post-Cold War world, and although the same mistakes have been depressingly often repeated, the complexion of global military organization changed dramatically as a consequence of this episode.

This edition includes new dynamic colour cover artwork and completely revised colour section including specially commissioned colour profiles of the aircraft and vehicles involved.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.