Revisiting the rise and fall of the Somali Armed Forces, 1960–2012

The history of the Somali Armed Forces, principally the army, forms an important part of studying the Somali civil war. With the twentieth century context covered, and in some places reinterpreted, this article focuses on the uncertain rebirth of the Somali Armed Forces since 2008, using a host of primary and United Nations sources. Assistance efforts have been focused on Mogadishu, but limited success has been made in forming truly national armed forces. Future prospects are uncertain, but there are some signs oh hope.

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2016

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