Blackhawk Down
Analysis: How a relief mission ended in a firefight
Background: A defining battle leaves lasting scars

  • Today's video
  • Video categorized by speaker
  • Audio
  • Audio interview clips
  • Radio transmission clips
  • Photos
    Somalia: A Nation in Name Only
  • Introduction
  • Guns and fear
  • Daily living
  • The future

  • A Soldier's View
  • Maps
    Full text
  • The mailgram sent to Ranger Spec. Jamie Smith's parents
  • Gen. Garrison's letter about the events of Oct. 3
  • Who's who
  • Where are they now
  • Glossary
    Ask the author
  • Round 1 of Q&A
  • Round 2 of Q&A
  • Round 3 of Q&A
  • Round 4 of Q&A
  • Round 5 of Q&A
  • Round 6 of Q&A
  • Round 7 of Q&A
  • Round 8 of Q&A
  • Round 9 of Q&A
  • Round 10 of Q&A
  • Round 11 of Q&A
  • Round 12 of Q&A
  • Round 13 of Q&A
  • Round 14 of Q&A
  • Round 15 of Q&A
  • Round 16 of Q&A
  • Round 17 of Q&A
  • Round 18 of Q&A
  • Round 19 of Q&A
  • Round 20 of Q&A
  • Final notes on Q&A
  • About the series

    Web links

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    U.S. Government Resources

    CIA World Factbook entry for Somalia

    State Department Travel Advisory on Somalia

    U.S. State Department Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets

    United Nations Resources

    United Nations Site: United Nations Peacekeeping Operations reports on Somalia missions:

    Editor's Note: These reports were published on the web by the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI).

    Other Resources

    Nomad Net - A vast resource of Somalia news and information, including regular news updates from the scene and archives dating back to 1992. The site is produced by Michael Maren, the journalist who wrote The Road to Hell. He has covered Somalia for more than 15 years.

    The Night Stalkers Site The unofficial web site for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which was Mike Durant's unit. The site is not endorsed by the U.S. Army.

    75th Ranger Regiment Association

    Fort Benning web site - Part of the Department of Defense's Web information service.

    Pararescue Online -- The unofficial web site of the USAF Pararescue jumpers.

    Special Operations Warrior Foundation - This foundation provides college scholarships to the children of Special Operators killed on real world missions and in training accidents. Don't miss their Warrior Foundations Links page, which links to other sites of interest.

    University of Pennsylvania's African Studies department page on Somalia

    CityNet: Somalia Guide

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