Operation Joint Guardian : The U.S. Army in Kosovo
The sudden disintegration of Yugoslavia from 1992 to 1995 led to a series of violent armed ethnic conflicts that resulted in the deaths of more than a quarter-million civilians and almost 1.5 million refugees. Although NATO forces were able to end these conflicts and bring stability to most of the region, a brief flare-up occurred in 1998-99 in the autonomous province of Kosovo, which was part of Serbia. After a sustained bombing campaign against the Serbian aggressors, the United States Army entered the troubled province and eventually enforced a tenuous peace between the Kosovars and Serbs. This brief study chronicles the origins of U.S. involvement and the peace enforcement operation that followed through 2005.
- Paperback | 57 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 3.3mm | 95.25g
- 10 Sep 2007
- Government Printing Office
- Washington, DC, United States
- colour illustrations, maps