CMH Pub 70-97-1, Paper
2005; 44 pages, illustrations and maps
GPO S/N: 008-029-00420-8
Bosnia-Herzegovina is an informative account of the U.S. Army's role and scope of its peace enforcement activities carried out from 1995 to 2004 in that war-torn country, the scene of the most violent armed conflict in Europe since World War II. The collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the end of the Soviet Empire and its forcible control of Eastern Europe. Yugoslavia also showed cracks in its national structure, despite some forty years of enforced peace and harmony, and its sudden disintegration in 1991-92 resulted in almost a quarter-million deaths and more than a million refugees between 1992 and 1995. In his unmistakably lucid style, R. Cody Phillips discusses the destruction and violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina and chronicles the events leading up to an Army task force's deployment and its successful efforts to stop the fighting and to keep the peace. His absorbing story with useful lessons is a tribute to all soldiers, a recognition of the initiative, discipline, training, and esprit de corps they consistently demonstrate while serving their nation in both military and peace operations.
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