Accession Number:

ADA394581

Title:

After IFOR: Maintaining a Fragile Peace in the Balkans

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

NATOs firm commitment to complete its military mission in Bosnia and withdraw Implementation Forces IFOR in 12 months time means that strategic planners should already be thinking about the post-IFOR period. IFOR will leave behind a fragile peace. Some civilian objectives are almost certain to be delayed, if only due to formidable logistics and technical obstacles. As a result, preserving peace could mean a longer military presence. A force smaller than IFOR but more robust than traditional UN peacekeeping forces could be required for another 1-2 years in order for peace to last.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE