The Yugoslav Crisis: A Strategic Estimate.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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Strategic estimates are prepared by every combatant commander on the countries or regions within their area of responsibility. The fighting that began with the former Yugoslavias disintegration in 1991 continues to rage in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Hope for a settlement in the near future does not seem to be a reality. This paper outlines the course of action COA, utilizing specific Flexible Deterrent Options FDOs, the CINCUSEUCOM should pursue in planning actions for the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. The strategic estimate will include a discussion of the current Yugoslav strategic situation military geography, sociology, politics, economics, military, and globalregional implications prior to outlining the recommended COA. Humanitarian reasons alone warrant U.S. intervention. Intervention, however, should consist of implementing this papers diplomatic, political, economic, and military FDOs prior to considering direct intervention with combat forces. Strategic direction, Strategy, Implications, Courses of action, Deterrent.
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