US failures in strategy and the ‘CNN effect’

  • Paul G Buchanan


Reviewed book by Robert G. Patman Publication date: October, 2011

In this short, but interesting book, Robert Patman argues that US policy failures in the lead up to and aftermath of the October 1993 ‘Blackhawk Down’ incident in Mogadishu facilitated the conditions for the terrorist attacks on the US mainland in 2001. The thesis that the US merely reaped the bad fruit of its foreign policy on 9/11 is not new, but Patman’s approach is.


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Buchanan, P. G. (2011). US failures in strategy and the ‘CNN effect’. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 17(2), 218-222.