March 1995

Fast Marines Leave Mogadishu

Volume 78, Issue 3

They were the first to arrive, and now it was time to leave. However, there was no fanfare when the platoon of U.S. Marines pulled out of Mogadishu on Sept. 15, 1994.

Their departure was in stark contrast to prime-time coverage the first Marines received on Dec. 9, 1992, when they came ashore in Somalia to "Restore Hope" to that east African nation.

By the time the Marines left, few cared about restoring hope to Somalia. Too many American lives had been lost.

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