That begs the question of why the heck we were in Somalia in the first place.
Now you may get a kick out of that but I don't.
Some of these third-world hellholes are so nasty you actually can't get food to the people without stepping over some bodies of the guys who were stealing it.
That's why we were there. Then thought was given to doing something more.
The mercy mission was allowed to morph into "nation building" ~ and that's where you run into your problem. We were not prepared to do that which, as you know, requires the use of a great deal of armor, artillery and air power.