Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The US decision to intervene in Somalia in December 1992 came well after the two-year-old crisis had finally hit the headlines. The power vacuum that followed the flight of Siad Barre from Mogadishu in January 1991, and the subsequent civil war in the capital, particularly the fighting between November 1991 and March 1992, attracted little attention despite the country’s collapse into anarchy. [1]

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How to cite this article:

Patrick Gilkes "From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement," Middle East Report 185 (November/December 1993).