NATO's IFOR in Action. Lessons from the Bosnian Peace Support Operations
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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Three elements-military, civil, and political-seem to be the essentials of the operations in Bosnia and, these elements probably apply to all peace support operations. Each element has difficult and distinct responsibilities. Yet they are interdependent to the degree that overall success in achieving peace in Bosnia is a function of each element working in harmony with the other two. Regrettably, despite great efforts on the part of many, progress in the civil sector has been slow and among the political bodies, nearly nonexistent. That is why Bosnia has an absence of war rather than the peace the Dayton Accords sought to establish. And that is why there will be little progress unless and until the political leadership there demonstrates a willingness to work together to create the conditions for peace.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics