casperl[1]Col. Lawrence Casper (US Army Retired) is the author of “Falcon Brigade:  Combat and Command in Somalia and Haiti”
He had been in command of the Falcon Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division for three days when the radio call came in “..we’ve got a Blackhawk Down…”    Col. Casper shares some of his thoughts on the First Battle of Mogadishu and lessons learned.