Talk:Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

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Casulties and loses[edit]

1500-2000 deaths..where you got this numbers???

Whenever US soldiers are involved in some shooting we have always same problem. Somebody form american side shout "3000 enemy deaths" or "10,000 deaths"...and suddenly that number become official.

I honestly think that those claims don't have any reability and all and need to be removed.

Question: Why is Matt Rierson listed as a casualty of 3/75, when he was in C Squadron, 1st SFOD-D at time? Somebody please correct this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:34, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Army Aviation Fights at Night[edit]

"Repeated attempts by the Somalis to mass forces and overrun the American positions in a series of firefights near the first crash site were neutralized by aggressive small arms fire and by strafing runs and rocket attacks from AH-6J Little Bird helicopter gunships of the Nightstalkers, the only air unit equipped and trained for night fighting."

This paragraph implies that TF-160 (NightStalkers) are the only Army Aviation unit trained and equipped to fight at night. The NightStalkers are not the only Army Aviation unit trained and equipped to fight at night. EVERY Army Aviation combat and combat support unit is trained and equipped (either with NVG or NVS) to fight at night. In fact, that is the preferred time of day to conduct operations, no matter whether it's TF160 or any other combat aviation unit.

I suggest you delete the last phrase of that sentence. Even if it is technically correct assuming they were the only unit present capable of night operations, it's irrelevant and misleading, because night fighting is the norm, not the exception for Army Aviation.

I don't intend to marginalize what TF-160 does. They are the best of the best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:51, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Confusing terminology[edit]

In the section titled: "Policy changes and political implications" the events of the battle are described multiple times as "black hawk down". This is not in line with the terminology used in the rest of the article and seems to be inspired by the movie of the same name. Oh, and there is still no reference to the lost convoy as mentioned earlier. (talk) 21:09, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

president is incorrect[edit]

This article claims that George H W Bush was president during black hawk down but it was Clinton. (talk) 01:04, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

You misunderstood. Read again. Rob1bureau (talk) 19:54, 9 April 2017 (UTC)