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Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping, and the New Imperialism

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Somalia. March 4, 1993. Two Somalis are shot in the back by Canadian peacekeepers, one fatally.

Barely two weeks later, sixteen-year-old Shidane Abukar Arone is tortured to death. Dozens of Canadian soldiers look on or know of the torture.

The first reports of what became known in Canada as the Somalia Affair challenged national claims to a special expertise in peacekeeping
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Hardcover, 230 pages
Published May 13th 2004 by University of Toronto Press (first published 2004)
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