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Somalia / Famine Relief / United States Role / The Civil War #584372

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Miklaszewski) Recommendation by United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali that force be used to protect relief aid to Somalia featured; the mission of a US-led multinational force to restore order and deliver food detailed; scenes shown from Somalia. How the United States military would be used outlined. Reasons why President Bush's administration remains against the undertaking of a similar mission in Bosnia detailed. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - backs a limited mission.] [Senator William COHEN - comments.] Bush's aim of leaving the White House with a clean slate before President-elect Bill Clinton takes over noted.

(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The grim reality of the situation in Somalia, where half of the food aid is being stolen, featured. [Warlord General Mohammed Farah AIDID - blames the bandits; wants the US to mediate the civil war; says we will fight against the UN, if necessary.] The capital of Mogadishu, Somalia, called a "hell on earth" where every man is armed, shown. Scheduled meeting in Ethiopia where Aidid, his main rival Ali Mahdi Mohammed, and other leaders will talk about peace noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; White House: Jim Miklaszewski; Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The limits that the White House wants to put on the Somalia mission and the politics of Somalia's civil war that must be sorted out before the famine can be handled discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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