Force Feeding

U.N. troops arrive in Somalia to make sure food aid reaches the starving

MOVING CAUTIOUSLY INTO TERRITORY CONTROLLED by clan militias and trigger-happy bandits, the first armed U.N. forces arrived in Somalia to guard relief shipments. U.S. planes flew in 60 troops, the advance team from a 500-man Pakistani battalion expected to arrive this week. Their initial assignment will be to secure the airport and harbor of Mogadishu, the capital, so food supplies can flow safely.

To back them up, the U.S. stationed four warships carrying helicopters and 2,100 Marines off the coast of Somalia. A Pentagon spokesman said the force was there only to support the airlift of the Pakistani troops. Assistant Secretary...

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