Battle Of Mogadishu Case Study

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Looking back at the Battle of Mogadishu, also known as Operation Rescue Hope particularly during the events of the third and fourth of October in nineteen ninety-three it is shown that maintaining high technological intelligence assets is what typically leads to failed goals. During Operation Rescue Hope more commonly known as Black Hawk Down U.S Forces utilized special operations in response to continue failed efforts to apprehend Mohammed Farah Aidid by the United Nations (UN) forces. This group of special operations Soldiers, “known as Task Force (TF) Ranger” (Markowitz, 2013). To state frankly in an emergent event Special Operations are entitled to many different capabilities and assets specifically for U.S forces according to Benjamin …show more content…
Human Intelligence though available if utilized correctly could have identified the need for longer interactions and more established relations with “Sources”. To be specific, “HUMINT (Human Intelligence) will become the queen of the intelligence chessboard, providing direct support to the king—any decision maker—by harnessing the distributed intelligence of all humans in all languages all the time.” (Steele, 2010). Advancements in technology also suggest that during the time of the Battle of Mogadishu most military organizations were concentrated on utilizing capabilities way beyond the affordability and capability of the general Somali populace more specifically supporters of the Somali National Alliance. The loss of the ability to intercept communications became an asset that would have likely made a tremendous difference when speaking of the loss of life. Lastly, in this paper I will discuss the difference between mission success and the goal of every American Soldier, staying alive as a team, squad, platoon, and even

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