Accession Number:

ADA295010

Title:

UNPROFOR: A Perspective from the Field.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Daily news coverage since early 1993 has invariably included a story on the latest atrocities, the breakdown of peace talks, or new dilemmas facing the beleaguered peacekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina B-H. Very few North Americans even realized that a fight for survival, potentially more threatening to regional stability than B-H, was concurrently unfolding only kilometers to the north in Croatia. Then on 1 May 1995, the Croatian government, frustrated by the United Nations UN lack of progress in reuniting the country under one flag, launched an attack into Sector West to recapture the Zagreb-Belgrade Autoput. This flagrant violation of the UN brokered peace agreement in Croatia once again raised the profile of the other Balkan conflict in the eyes of the world. For those of us who had previously served as peacekeepers in Sector West, the attack was even more remarkable as Western Slavonia was reputed to be the most stable of the three UN Protected Areas UNPA in Croatia.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE