In this video adapted from American Experience: "Clinton," learn about how the United States responded to two humanitarian crises in Africa during the early years of the Clinton administration. In Somalia, where violence among clans led to mass starvation, an initially successful effort to provide relief ended in tragedy when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down in 1993. The memory of this tragedy was influential in persuading U.S. policymakers not to intervene in the genocide that occurred in Rwanda the following spring. This resource is part of the American Experience collection.
Warning: This video contains graphic images of war casualties.
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