Accession Number : ADA266738


Title :   Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Continuing Crisis


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Mosca, David E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266738.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : The conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina is a complicated and difficult situation. The violence and atrocities committed by both sides have led to an international cry for action. The prospect of the United States involving itself militarily brings to mind similarities to the conflicts in Viet Nam and Lebanon. Any action or involvement will require much preparation and forethought. This paper investigates the background to the conflict, considers military objectives and force structures, and presents several possible non-military and military options in the case of U.S. intervention. These considerations are structured around an operational level commander's concerns, examining recommendations to pass up the line well, as possible courses of actions to pursue when the general planning order comes down. No final solution has been discovered as a result of this research. What is presented is a wide variety of ideas and considerations to aid in the military leader's decision making process.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *DECISION MAKING , *MILITARY PLANNING , LEBANON , STRUCTURES , BACKGROUND , INTERVENTION , INTERNATIONAL , CONFLICT , PLANNING , PREPARATION , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE