Humanitarianism Under Fire : The US and UN Intervention in Somalia Paperback / softback
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.""Humanitarianism Under Fire"" is a candid, detailed historical and political narrative of this remarkably complicated intervention that was one of the first cases of multilateral action in the post-Cold War era.
Rutherford presents new information gleaned from interviews and intensive research in five countries.
His evidence shows how Somalia became a turning point in the relationship between the UN and US and how policy and strategy decisions in military operations continue to refer back to this singular event, even today.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations, 1 map
- Publisher: Kumarian Press
- Publication Date: 15/10/2008
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9781565492608