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The American Army in the Balkans: Strategic Alternatives and Implications

Author: Dr Steven Metz U.S. strategy in the Balkans and the Army’s role there is examined. The author recommends continued U.S. involvement, consideration of a long-term American military presence in the region, and some significant changes in role of the U.S. Army. The goals that led the United States into the Balkans have not yet …

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U.S. Participation in IFOR: A Marathon, not a Sprint

Author: Dr William T Johnsen The U.S. decision to join the Implementation Force (IFOR) for the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Hercegovina (familiarly known as the Dayton Accords) marked a crucial milestone toward achieving the U.S. national objective of a lasting political settlement to the conflict in Bosnia. Equally critical will be …

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Deciphering the Balkan Enigma: Using History to Inform Policy

Author: Dr William T Johnsen After having been fueled by the events of the distant and recent past, the current wars in the former Yugoslavia finally may be grinding to a halt. An understanding of that past, and of how history and myth combine to influence the present and help to define the future in …

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