554. 12/9/1992

“Before leaving office, President George H.W. Bush deployed 25,000 U.S. troops (on December 9, 1992) to Somalia to assist the United Nations in humanitarian aid for famine victims. By June 1993, President Bill Clinton had reduced U.S. presence to 4,200 troops for peacekeeping operations only.”

 – Ricardo S. Sanchez with Donald T. Phillips, Wiser in Battle, Page 105

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