Accession Number : ADA313001

Title :   UNPROFOR's Effectiveness in Bosnia: Campaign Planning and Peacekeeping.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 31 Jul 95-7 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Fallon, Michael J.

PDF Url : ADA313001

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : This paper evaluates the effectiveness of United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina under LTG Rose's leadership from January 1994 to January 1995. It examines in detail, Bosnia-Herzegovina Command's (BHC) plan to accomplish its mandated mission and the strategic goals necessary to achieve UNPROFOR's desired endstate. BHC effectively protected the six UN-declared safe areas against Bosnian Serb offensives during this time period. It also effectively implemented numerous cease-fire agreements between the warring factions and began the process of restoring utilities and services to Sarajevo and central Bosnia. This study concludes that BHC operations were effective in 1994 and that peacekeepers executed their mandated military mission, and accomplished their campaign plan's strategic goals, despite not achieving the UN's ultimate objective of a negotiated peace settlement. This paper also concludes that campaign planning is at least as important to the success of peacekeeping operations as it is to theater combat operations. BHC's use of a campaign plan resulted in a significant improvement for UN operations in Bosnia.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *MILITARY PLANNING, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY STRATEGY, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, FAILURE, THESES, MISSIONS, DEFICIENCIES, PROTECTION, ETHNIC GROUPS, UNITED NATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY TACTICS, NEGOTIATIONS, LIMITED WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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