Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Why did George H W Bush send 25,000 US troops to Somalia in December of 1992?

Why were they sent there and what was his exit strategy?


Of course a lot of Republicans were upset when he sent a mission after Al Quaeda Leaders in Somalia. Those same Republicans held a press conference in 1998 denouncing Clinton's launching of cruise missiles at Bin Laden. Sadly these members of the Senate Intelligence and Armed Services committees held this press conference immediately following their courtesy briefing of the planned attack. This gave Bin laden the warnign he needed to get out of there just 20 minutes before the cruise missiles hit. How different the world would be if the Republicans were not such treasonous scoundrels.

8 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    So that Clinton could start out his term with a major bungle, that was pretty slick of Bush the smarter.

  • 3 years ago

    George Hw Bush Somalia

  • 9 years ago

    I was there from 1993-Feb 2, 1994 while in the Navy. We was primarily there to give medical aid and we had control over the airport. Wish we was allowed to finish our job but Bill Clinton pulled us out before our goal was achieved. Let me add some people there didn't want us there and threw rocks at our ships but the vast majority respected our help with medical aid.

    Here is some more information for you about my visit to Somalia.

    1993: Denver departed on the 14th deployment to the Western Pacific and was diverted one month into the cruise to the coast of Somalia in support of operation RESTORE HOPE. Denver mostly remained at anchor to conserve fuel during the 4 month stay. The Commander in Chief, President Bill Clinton, also made a phone call to wish the crew, "Happy Holidays," and to say the American people were very supportive of their efforts. The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Kelso, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Munday, also visited Denver while deployed. Denver received some USO entertainment, when J.B. Walker and the Cheap Whiskey band came aboard and played for the crew off of Somalia.

    Source(s): RMSN Carpenter.
  • 9 years ago

    To help the UN distribute food

    It was a UN mission.

    But then after Clinton was elected

    Clinton decided there were to many US forces in somolia and it needed more forces from other countries.

    So Clinton withdrew 90% of the US forces, before trying to get Nato and other Un nations to agree to provide forces.

    2. Clinton also changed it from a hummanitarian mission, to a combat mission to go after the clan leaders.

    Clinton then denied the commanders on the ground, the requested equipment to carry out the new mission ( mainly heavy armor )

    because he didn't want to upset the rest of the world.

    3. Then when things went to hell and a hand basket, because there were not enough forces to keep orders, with 90% of the US forces gone and NO new UN forces to replace them

    The US did not have the ability or equipment to go rescue our own forces trapped in the city.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because of the attack on a U.S. Ship in Yemen. That is how the Bush's roll. The exit strategy was the same as Iraq. Let the next President do that.

  • 9 years ago

    because the government had collapsed

  • Lance
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    To look for oil!

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