Teaching Case - A "Seamless" Transition: US & UN Operations in Somalia 1992-1993 (B)

A "Seamless" Transition: US & UN Operations in Somalia 1992-1993 (B)


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    This case recounts the difficult, on-the-ground issues which arise in the course of militarily-delivered humanitarian assistance to the African nation of Somalia in the wake of famine sparked by virtual dissolution of the central government. They contrast the approach of a United States led team, led by the United Nations. They highlight the complexity of providing humanitarian assistance in a thoroughly unsettled political climate which requires negotiations among literally warring parties in order to achieve modest ends. The B case, in particular, describes the difficulties of US troops serving under United Nations command. 

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    Publication Date: January 1, 1996
    HKS Case Number: 1325.0
    Case Author: Susan Rosegrant
    Faculty Lead: Michael Watkins
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 20
    Setting: Africa, Somalia
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: Africa
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