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Jonathan Carroll

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Jonathan Carroll is a PhD Candidate in Military History with the Department of History at Texas A&M University. Jonathan is currently working on writing a military history of the U.S./U.N. military intervention in Somalia from 1992-1995. Known primarily for the 15-hour Battle of Mogadishu, the “Black Hawk Down” incident, Jonathan’s research instead aims to establish what happened during the wider intervention in Somalia, the largest nation building experiment by the US and UN in history at that time. Jonathan’s latest scholarly article on Somalia, “Courage Under Fire: Reinterpreting Black Hawk Down and the Battle for Mogadishu” presents new evidence to suggest alternative explanations for what caused the Black Hawk Down incident on October 3rd 1993.  A native of the Republic of Ireland, and a former officer in the Irish Defence Forces, Jonathan also researches and writes on Irish defense policy.