Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War Topics for Discussion

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Where is Somalia? Where is Mogadishu? Why were their American forces in Somalia in October of 1993? What was the purpose of their mission on October 3? Was the main intent of the mission successful? What happened in the early moments of the battle that caused things to go wrong? Why did this have such an impact on the mission?

Who was Special Sergeant Eversmann? Why does the author chose to focus on Eversmann at the beginning of his book? Why was Eversmann made the leader of his chalk on the morning of October 3? What happened to the men in Eversmann's chalk? What happened to Eversmann?

Who was Chief Warrant Officer Wolcott? What happened to his helicopter? Why did the soldiers not believe that a Black Hawk could be taken down by a RPG? What happened eight days before the Battle of Mogadishu that should have changed this opinion...

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