Operation United Shield
Operation United Shield was the name given to the US military operation of evactuating all remaining 6200 UN peacekeeping troops from Somalia from [[January] to March of 1995, the troops were made up of Americans, Pakistanis and Egyptians. (Indian, Zimbabwean, and Malaysian units had already disengaged in late 1994).
General Peay of the United States Army and Lieutenant Gen. Anthony C. Zinni (Commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force) were given command of the operation which saw the last troops brought to Mogadishu, and then entirely disengaged. They arranged to use 4000 troops to cover the withdrawl and prevent further casualties, and a sea-borne coalition was made up of American, Italian, Pakistani, French, British, and Malaysian naval vessels through the Indian Ocean.
A success, the operation saw the safe withdrawl of all 6,200 troops to be evacuated, as well as over a hundred combat vehicles, without a single casualty.
Naval Ships Involved in the Sea-Borne Patrol
this is obviously a very incomplete list --Sherurcij 04:53, May 9, 2005 (UTC)