Mark Bow­den

Smithsonian Magazine - - Contributors -

In 1993, Bow­den begged his ed­i­tors

at the Philadel­phia In­quirer to send him to So­ma­lia. “I felt that if I could tell the story of a bat­tle through the eyes of peo­ple on both sides and cap­ture the in­her­ent drama, that it would make pow­er­ful ma­te­rial.” He was right: That trip led to a news­pa­per se­ries and the ac­claimed book and film Black Hawk Down. Twenty-five years later, Bow­den re­ports on U.S. mil­i­tary pol­icy since then (p. 70).

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