COL. Danny R. McKnight
U.S. Army (Ret.)



In my opinion, Mark Bowden did an amazing job of putting together an organized account of what I would consider the most chaotic of situations. My personal input to the writing of the book was zero. Mark and I never spoke with each other until September 2003. All in all, the book is very well done, and probably about 90 percent accurate. - COL Danny McKnight, U.S. Army (Ret.)

"Terrifyingly real... Mark Bowden shoves you into the middle of this fierce battle and has you fighting for your life." - Major David Stockwell, U.S. Army

"Mark Bowden has captured the heroism, honor, and honor of the battle of Mogadishu for both Americans and Somalis." - U.S. Ambassador Robert Oakley (Ret.)



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In my opinion, Director Ridley Scott and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer did a superb job of portraying the complex reality of combat. The reality of a mission changing quickly causing soldiers to literally fight for their lives. The accuracy of the movie is about 75 percent. - COL Danny McKnight, U.S. Army (Ret.)

"Ridley Scott's uncompromising vision is awesome." David Ansen, Newsweek

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