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Author Casper, Colonel Lawrence E.

Title Falcon Brigade : Combat and Command in Somalia and Haiti.

Imprint Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000.

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Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents Title page; copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Map of Somalia; Figure 1.1 UNOSOM II and USFORSOM Command Relationships; The Embassy compound; The University of Mogadishu, home of the 2-14th Infantry and UN Logistics Support Command; Task Force 160 Little Birds parked on the ramp at the Mogadishu airport; Figure 4.1 Task Force Ranger Chain of C ommand; Mogadishu airport; New Port; Mogadishu: Rescue of 3 and 4 October; Chronology of Events: Mogadishu 3 and 4 October; Somali militiamen near the Juba River in southern Somalia; Pakastani stadium.
The author and his battalion commandersFigure 10.1 U.S. Command Relationships, Somalia (after 20 October 1993); Figure 11.1 Falcon Brigade D-Day timeline; The Pasta Factory-Aideed's weapons storage area; The author and CSM Dwight Brown pose with clan elders north of Mogadishu; An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior firing a Hellfire missile; Map of Haiti; An AH-1F Cobra on board USS Roosevelt; The terrain board in a converted gymnasium used for planning and back briefs during Operation Uphold Democracy; Figure 19.1 Aircraft Configuration on Board USS Eisenhower; Black Hawks on USS Eisenhower's deck.
USS Eisenhower somewhere in the Atlantic OceanInfantry boarding UH-60s on the flight deck; A UH-60 Black Hawk preparing to sling-load a humvee from the USS Eisenhower's fantail; 10th Aviation Brigade Task Force Command Group; 10th Mountain soldiers in downtown Port-au-Prince; The east end of Port-au-Prince International Airport; Downtown Port-au-Prince; Figure 25.1 U.S. Command Relationships in Haiti; A sniper in a UH-60 Black Hawk; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part1-Experiences in Somalia, September 1993-March 1994; ch1-U.S. Involvement in a Faraway Land; ch2-The Beginning.
Ch3-Worst Case Scenarioch4-Task Force Ranger; ch5-Failed Attempt; ch6-The Plan; ch7-The Rescue; ch8-""Mogadishu Mile""; ch9-Aftermath; ch10-The Cavalry Arrives; ch11-Preparing to Fight; ch12-The Withdrawal; ch13-Outcome; Part2-Preparation and Conduct of Military Operations in Haiti, September 1994-March 1995; ch14-Fort Drum, New York, April 1994; ch15-The Alert; ch16-Haiti; ch17-The Plans; ch18-Preparation; ch19-The Go-Ahead; ch20-Setting Sail; ch21-The Countdown; ch22-The Assault, 19 September 1994; ch23-The Occupation; ch24-Aristide's Return; ch25-Winding Down; ch26-Mission Complete.
Ch27-ObservationsAppendix: U.S. Service Member Killed in Action/Nonbattle Death Summary; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index; About the Book.
Summary Col. Lawrence E. Casper (U.S. Army-Ret.) narrates the first documented account by a military officer of the harrowing US operations in Somalia and Haiti.
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Subject Casper, Lawrence E., 1948-
United Nations -- Armed Forces -- Somalia.
United Nations -- Armed Forces -- Haiti.
United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.
Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993 -- Personal narratives.
Somalia -- History -- 1991-
Haiti -- History -- American intervention, 1994-1995 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- Military policy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Casper, Colonel Lawrence E. Falcon Brigade : Combat and Command in Somalia and Haiti. Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, ©2000 9781555879457
ISBN 9781626373464 (electronic bk.)
1626373469 (electronic bk.)