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Author Hirsch, John L., 1936-

Title Somalia and Operation Restore Hope : reflections on peacemaking and peacekeeping / John L. Hirsch, Robert B. Oakley ; foreword by Chester A. Crocker.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : United States Institute of Peace Press, 1995.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  JX1981.P7 H575 1995    AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 217 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-217).
Contents Foreword / Chester A. Crocker -- 1. Origins of a Crisis -- 2. UNOSOM I -- 3. President Bush's Decision to Protect Humanitarian Operations -- 4. Operation Restore Hope -- 5. The Framework for Stabilization -- 6. From UNITAF to UNOSOM II -- 7. Challenge and Confrontation -- 8. Reflections -- App. A. UN Security Council Resolution 794, December 3, 1992 -- App. B. Seven Point Agreement, December 11, 1992 -- App. C. General Agreement and Supplement Signed in Addis Ababa, January 8, 1993 -- App. D. Addis Ababa Agreement of the First Session of the Conference on National Reconciliation in Somalia, March 27, 1993 -- App. E. UN Security Council Resolution 814, March 26, 1993 -- App. F. UN Security Council Resolution 837, June 6, 1993 -- App. G. Radio Address by Mohamed Farah Aideed, March 10, 1994.
Summary "Somalia" has become a symbol for the unacceptable costs of humanitarian intervention, for the type of foreign involvement that should be avoided. But the authors of this timely book, themselves key participants in the U.S.-led operation there, argue that substantial good was done--the tide of famine was stayed, hundreds of thousands of lives saved, and steps toward political reconciliation begun. Despite the recent renewal of political violence, the humanitarian situation remains stable. In launching Operation Restore Hope, the multinational coalition faced a complex, tense, and rapidly unfolding situation. The authors detail how the carefully limited mission achieved its goals, including mutual understanding with the Somalis, by combining political, military, and humanitarian actions. But the authors also describe how different U.S. and UN concepts of the mission and subsequent changes in the mission's scope led almost inevitably to confrontation. Hirsch and Oakley raise fundamental questions about how to conduct such operations, and in particular about the limitations of peacekeepers in nation building. Drawing lessons from Vietnam and Lebanon as well as more recent operations, the authors provide an analysis that will help policymakers and scholars as they debate the future of peacekeeping.
Subject United Nations -- Armed Forces -- Somalia.
United Nations. (OCoLC)fst00530351
Operation Restore Hope (1992-1993) (OCoLC)fst01046349
Chronological Term 1992 - 1993
Subject Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993.
War victims -- Somalia.
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
War victims. (OCoLC)fst01170689
United States -- Armed Forces -- Somalia.
Somalia. (OCoLC)fst01205351
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Oakley, Robert B., 1931-2014.
Added Title Somalia
Other Form: Online version: Hirsch, John L., 1936- Somalia and Operation Restore Hope. Washington, D.C. : United States Institute of Peace Press, 1995 (OCoLC)657301925
ISBN 1878379410 (pbk. alkaline paper)
9781878379412 (pbk. alkaline paper)

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