Actions and Options in the Bosnian Conflict: A Strategic Analysis and a Strategic Approach Towards Conflict Resolution
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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Despite its duration, intense violence, and constant media attention, the conflict in Bosnia remains a bewildering mystery to most Americans. This essay serves three purposes. First, in combination with its Appendix, it provides important historical and political background information required to properly analyze the Bosnian debacle. Second, it traces the Bosnian policy trail of two Administrations and analyzes the strategic framework the U.S. and its Allies have applied. Further, the essay explores important questions on whether, when, and how the U.S. should use military force emphasizing airpower to resolve the Bosnian conflict. Finally, the author offers a strategic approach towards conflict resolution and illuminates those elements and opportunities that hold the most promise for a favorable outcome in the future.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics