Michael A. Marra

Professor Michael A. Marra, Col., USAF (Retired) is a veteran of conflicts in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Liberia, and served in major operations including Desert Shield, Storm and Calm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom as a commander, staff officer and aviator.  He is on the faculty at the US Army War College in the Department of Military Strategy, Planning and Operations.

As we near the 20- year anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, it is worthwhile to look back at US and UN involvement in that effort to see what we have learned and can learn.