One of the first scholarly examinations of the Somalia operation, "Here Is Hell" will interest military and Canadian historians, policy analysts, political scientists, and those concerned with Canadian foreign, defence, and diplomatic history.
Grant Dawson has worked as a committee analyst at the Library of Parliament and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He teaches political science at Carleton and history at the University of Ottawa.
Introduction 1 Food for Thought: Multilateral Humanitarianism and the Somalia Crisis to March 1992 2 The Canadian Forces and the Recommendation to Stay out of Somalia 3 "Do Something Significant": Government Reconsideration of the Somalia Crisis 4 The Humanitarian Airlift Takes Flight 5 Sticking with the (Wrong) Peacekeeping Mission 6 Problems with the Expanded UN Operation 7 Robust Multilateralism: Support for the Unified Task Force 8 Unified Task Force: Canada's First Post-Cold War Enforcement Coalition 9 Stay or Go? Weighing a Role in the Second UN Mission 10 The Canadian Joint Force Somalia: In the Field Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index