Somalia and Operation Restore Hope: Reflections on Peacemaking and Peacekeeping

Somalia and Operation Restore Hope: Reflections on Peacemaking and Peacekeeping

by John L. Hirsch, Robert B. Oakley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878379410

ISBN-13: 9781878379412

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)

The Los Angeles Times describes this volume as one of the two most important postmortems written since the United Nations dismantled its troubled and lamented mission to Somalia.

“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

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The Los Angeles Times describes this volume as one of the two most important postmortems written since the United Nations dismantled its troubled and lamented mission to Somalia.

“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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878379412
Publisher:
United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
1Origins of a Crisis3
2UNOSOM I17
3President Bush's Decision to Protect Humanitarian Operations35
4Operation Restore Hope49
5The Framework for Stabilization81
6From UNITAF to UNOSOM II101
7Challenge and Confrontation115
8Reflections149
App. A. UN Security Council Resolution 794, December 3, 1992177
App. B. Seven Point Agreement, December 11, 1992183
App. C. General Agreement and Supplement Signed in Addis Ababa, January 8, 1993185
App. D. Addis Ababa Agreement of the First Session of the Conference on National Reconciliation in Somalia, March 27, 1993191
App. E. UN Security Council Resolution 814, March 26, 1993199
App. F. UN Security Council Resolution 837, June 6, 1993207
App. G. Radio Address by Mohamed Farah Aideed, March 10, 1994211
Select Bibliography215

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