by Clayton Chun (Author), Johnny Shumate (Illustrator), Alan Gilliland (Illustrator) & 0 more. For those interested in Mogadishu 1993 and the Black Hawk Down mission, Gothic Serpent, this is a useful book and a good read.
by Clayton Chun (Author), Johnny Shumate (Illustrator), Alan Gilliland (Illustrator) & 0 more. Recommend Thomas E. Ricks' book THE GENERALS as well, as a companion to this book.
This book by Clayton Chun provides ample pictures, charts and information supplemented with artwork to provide a. .
This book by Clayton Chun provides ample pictures, charts and information supplemented with artwork to provide a solid understanding of the what, where and why of this complex series of operations. Two Delta team members were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their heroism during this battle. The Osprey Raid series could be described as focusing on a battle.
Gothic Serpent: Black Hawk Down Mogadishu 1993. The Doolittle Raid 1942: America’s first strike back at Japan. by Clayton K. S. Chun, Johnny Shumate, and Alan Gilliland. This book tells the story of Task Force Ranger – a unit of US Rangers and Special Forces – and their attempt to capture the lieutenants of the Somali warlord Muhamed Farrah Aideed, during the 1993 United Nations' humanitarian relief mission. Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines.
Gothic Serpent: Black Hawk Down, Mogadishu 1993. Osprey Raid Series Osprey Publishing (2012).
The book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War estimates more than 700 Somali militiamen dead and more than 1,000 wounded, but the Somali National Alliance in a Frontline documentary on American television acknowledged only 133 killed in the whole battle. The Somali casualties were reported in The Washington Post as 312 killed and 814 wounded. Gothic Serpent: Black Hawk Down, Mogadishu 1993.
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By (author) Clayton Chun, Illustrated by Johnny Shumate. 9% off. Gothic Serpent - Black Hawk Down Mogadishu 1993. While transferring the prisoners to a convoy, Aideed supporters shot down two Army Blackhawk helicopters. These actions resulted in heavy firefights throughout the route of evacuation and the crash sites. The Rangers and others, including two Special Forces snipers who held the second crash site alone, attempted to secure and rescue the downed helicopter crews.
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Raid 31. Author: Clayton K. Chun. Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland. Army War College faculty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on national security, strategy, and economics
Raid 31. Short code: RAID 31. Publication Date: 20 May 2012. Army War College faculty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on national security, strategy, and economics. He completed a military career in the . Air Force and has published work in the fields of national security, military history, and economics. You may also be interested in the following product(s). RAID 39 Multiple formats.
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Illustrated by Shumate Johnny Shumate, Gilliland Alan Gilliland. Part of the Raid series. What started as a simple snatch-and-grab mission quickly degenerated into a desperate battle for survival when US Black Hawk helicopters were struck by rocket-propelled grenades and crashed into the streets of Mogadishu. Racing to save the crew, Task Force Ranger was surrounded by mobs of hostile Somali gunmen.
The United States had demonstrated its military superiority worldwide with its lightning victory over Iraq in 1991. As the only superpower in the world, few would argue that Washington could not prevail in a conventional conflict. Humanitarian missions, however, were another story. Although the United States had experience in a few humanitarian missions, it had just concluded operations in northern Iraq, and was soon to support the United Nations program to help the people in a failed state - Somalia.
Somalia was falling apart; it had ceased to exist as a country. Warring tribes had reduced it into an area controlled by warlords. Clan and internecine warfighting had caused major disruption in Somali life. Starvation was a weapon used by the clans. Humanitarian aid and relief arrived but, without security, this support provided little help to the people. On 15 August 1992, President George H.W. Bush ordered military units to airlift supplies into Kenya under Operation Provide Relief. These supplies would enter Somalia with international relief organizations. Still, clans stole the aid for themselves, harassed international relief agencies, extorted money, and allowed starvation to continue. By 8 December, Bush ordered Marines, the US Army's 10th Mountain Division, and Special Forces into Somalia to help UN forces bring order. Some 13,000 American military personnel became part of a security force of 38,000 from UN countries. This massive force helped stabilize Somalia, but the warring factions waited for an opportunity to reassert themselves. By October 1993, the UN security force had shrunk to 16,000, with 4,000 Americans. Two Somali warlords - Muhamed Farrah Aideed and Ali Mahdi Mohamed - had been fighting over control of the capital and main port of Mogadishu.
A raid on 3 October, TF Ranger's seventh, aimed at capturing high-ranking Aideed aides initially succeeded with a surprise assault in Mogadishu. While transferring the prisoners to a convoy, Aideed supporters shot down two Army Blackhawk helicopters. These actions resulted in heavy firefights throughout the route of evacuation and the crash sites. The Rangers and others, including two Special Forces snipers who held the second crash site alone, attempted to secure and rescue the downed helicopter crews. The Americans could call on helicopter gunships and had heavy firepower, but against an enemy difficult to identify, in an urban setting, outnumbered, and with darkness approaching, the situation looked grim. The Rangers and Special Forces (Delta Force) fought all night. The10th Mountain Division, Malaysian, and Pakistani forces rescued the Rangers at the first crash site the next day. At the second crash site, Aideed's forces had overwhelmed the area. The two Special Forces snipers died (they received the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously). In the end, TF Ranger lost 16 killed and 83 wounded. One person died from the relief column. Aideed's force lost 500-1,000 killed and unknown numbers of wounded.