Operation Shining Express
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|Operation Shining Express|
|Part of Second Liberian Civil War|
A U.S. military special operations security team member observes a United Nations helicopter approaching the American embassy in Monrovia in <!13-->June 2003
|Objective||Evacuation of Americans from Liberia|
|Date||June 2003 – July 2003|
Operation Shining Express was the July 2003 deployment of an American naval task force based around the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) to rescue U.S. embassy personnel and American citizens during the Second Liberian Civil War. The deployment was announced on June 13, 2003 and lasted until July 2003.
It followed the successful 1990 rescue effort in Liberia, Operation Sharp Edge.
- "Operation Shining Express". Globalsecurity.org.
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