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The Resource Humanitarianism under fire : the US and UN intervention in Somalia, Kenneth R. Rutherford

Humanitarianism under fire : the US and UN intervention in Somalia, Kenneth R. Rutherford

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Humanitarianism under fire : the US and UN intervention in Somalia
Title
Humanitarianism under fire
Title remainder
the US and UN intervention in Somalia
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth R. Rutherford
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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. -- Back cover
  • 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. -- Back cover
  • "Humanitarianism Under Fire is a candid, detailed 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."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1962-
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Rutherford, Ken
Dewey number
967.7305/3
Illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
DT407.42
LC item number
.R88 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United Nations
  • Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Somalia
  • United States
  • Somalia
Label
Humanitarianism under fire : the US and UN intervention in Somalia, Kenneth R. Rutherford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The last days of the modern Somali state -- Ineffective efforts to stop the chaos and death -- President Bush sets out to save Somalia -- Armed humanitarian intervention -- Armed nation-building -- The mission falls apart -- Past as prologue: withdrawal and re-engagement
Control code
209810596
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781565492608
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
AUTH: MISSOURI STATE UNIV. EXAMINES CONSEQUENCES OF ARMED HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION.
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(OCoLC)209810596
Label
Humanitarianism under fire : the US and UN intervention in Somalia, Kenneth R. Rutherford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last days of the modern Somali state -- Ineffective efforts to stop the chaos and death -- President Bush sets out to save Somalia -- Armed humanitarian intervention -- Armed nation-building -- The mission falls apart -- Past as prologue: withdrawal and re-engagement
Control code
209810596
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781565492608
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
AUTH: MISSOURI STATE UNIV. EXAMINES CONSEQUENCES OF ARMED HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION.
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map
System control number
(OCoLC)209810596

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