• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 45. U.S. Intervention in the Somali Civil War (1988–1994)
Chapter 45. U.S. intervention in the Somali Civil War (1988–1994)
At Issue

The civil war in Somalia was (and, at press time, continues to be) a struggle among rival warlords in the context of political anarchy. The United States became involved in the struggle as part of a UN-sanctioned effort to bring humanitarian aid to the stricken country and, in the process, restore order.

The Conflict

Somalia, on the horn of Africa, became independent in 1960; control of ...

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