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The 4 Critical Parts of Network Security

On October 3, 1993, nearly 100 United States Army Rangers dropped into Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu. They were commanded by Captain Mike Steele. Their mission? Capture two prized lieutenants of a Somali warlord.

The actual event is known as the Battle of Mogadishu, or alternatively the Day of the Rangers. It was a part of a larger operation known as “Gothic Serpent”. In 2001, it was made into the blockbuster film Black Hawk Down.

The film recounts the stories of the heroism of Army Rangers as they attempt to reach two downed Black Hawk helicopters. Don’t worry, we don’t spoil the movie for you (but if you haven’t seen it, you really should).

The Black Hawk helicopters are a pivotal part of the movie. These multi-role helicopters are capable of fulfilling many roles, such as providing medevac, VIP transportation, air-to-ground combat, and even aerial firefighting.

They are intended to operate with a crew of four members – two pilots, and two crew chiefs. Each one of these crew members has a specific role that they must fulfill in order to successfully handle the Black Hawk.

Can the helicopter run with less members? Technically yes, but it’s inadvisable because there’s just so much to do. Can it run with more members? Again, the answer is yes. However, having too many operators can quickly turn from efficiency to chaos.