Accession Number : ADA311575

Title :   U.S. Participation In IFOR: A Marathon, Not a Sprint.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, William T.

PDF Url : ADA311575

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The author examines the U.S. decision to join the Implementation Force (IFOR) for the Bosnia Peace Agreement. He begins by analyzing whether the Peace Agreement can be fulfilled prior to IFOR's planned departure in December 1996. He concludes that, given current trends, a lasting political solution is not likely to emerge prior to this withdrawal. The author then identifies potential outcomes resulting from IFOR's planned departure and assesses the consequences for U.S. national objectives and interests in Bosnia, Europe, and globally should an enduring peace settlement not take hold.

Descriptors :   *PEACETIME, *AGREEMENTS, *INTERVENTION, *BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, EUROPE, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), PATTERNS, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE