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In October 1784, an American merchant vessel, the Betsey, was on a trade run from her home port of Boston to Tenerife in the Canary Islands when she was approached by an un-flagged vessel. Suddenly, “sabers grasped between their...
Glossary Term – Event
US marines landed in Mogadishu, Somalia, to conduct a humanitarian mission to end the looting and extortion that led to widespread starvation in the country. In October 1993, however, US forces faced Somali militia fighters in a battle that left eighteen Americans dead. In 1995, the UN withdrew its forces altogether, leaving Somalia without a government and under continual conflict and famine.