by Al J Venter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526707949
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Series: Cold War Series
Sales rank: 1,242,182
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Al J. Venter is a specialist military writer and has had 50 books published. He started his career with Geneva’s Interavia Group, then owners of International Defence Review, to cover military developments in the Middle East and Africa. Venter has been writing on these and related issues such as guerrilla warfare, insurgency, the Middle East and conflict in general for half a century. He was involved with Jane’s Information Group for more than 30 years and was a stringer for the BBC, NBC News (New York) as well as London’s _Daily Express_ and _Sunday Express_. He branched into television work in the early 1980s and produced more than 100 documentaries, many of which were internationally flighted. His one-hour film, _Africa’s Killing Fields_ (on the Ugandan civil war), was shown nationwide in the United States on the PBS network. Other films include an hour-long programme on the fifth anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, as well as _AIDS: The African Connection_, nominated for China’s Pink Magnolia Award. His last major book was _Portugal’s Guerrilla Wars in Africa_, nominated in 2013 for New York’s Arthur Goodzeit military history book award. It has gone into three editions, including translation into Portuguese.

Table of Contents

Timeline 5

Introduction 13

1 Early Period 21

2 Night Mission to Mogadishu 32

3 Wars of No Consequence 44

4 Somali Afterburn 56

5 Baledogle 70

6 Mogadishu Manhunts 80

7 Hidden Killers 89

8 Terror and Piracy 93

9 Al-Shabaab 108

Notes 123

Acknowledgements 125

About the Author 127

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