By Richard Herman
The dual specters of hunger and genocide stalk the southern Sudan whilst the tyrannical regime in Khartoum unleashes the Janjaweed, horseback-mounted Baggara tribesmen, at the defenseless Dinka and Nuer tribes. The prize is keep an eye on of the oil reserves mendacity underneath tribal lands, and a weary United international locations responds with a half-hearted try out riddled with corruption to rescue a beleaguered humans. the USA sends six getting older Air strength C-130 Hercules shipment airplane and one hundred sixty five body of workers to aid the UN peacekeepers and fly reduction into the guts of the war-torn land. yet age-old hatreds can't be suppressed and the Janjaweed reason one of many C-130s to crash, killing the team and commander of the united states detachment. The UN peacekeepers are retreating whilst the newly appointed commander of the C-130 unit arrives. His unit's morale is within the airborne dirt and dust and the location chaotic. Appalled by means of the slaughter he witnesses, he turns into a pushed guy, decided to save lots of the Nuer and Dinka tribesmen. He makes an not going best friend, the French commander of the peacekeeping strength who was once born Senegalese. the 2 males are army anachronisms, throwbacks to an previous age. yet either understand how to struggle – one within the air, the opposite at the flooring – and struggle they're going to. the placement spins uncontrolled and turns into a conflict of non-public survival the place defeat will lead to genocide.
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