After IFOR: Maintaining a Fragile Peace in the Balkans
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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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.
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