Disjointed War: Military Operations in Kosovo, 1999

Disjointed War: Military Operations in Kosovo, 1999

Disjointed War: Military Operations in Kosovo, 1999

Disjointed War: Military Operations in Kosovo, 1999

Synopsis

On March 24, 1999, NATO embarked on a 78-day air war aimed at compelling the government of Yugoslavia and its elected president, Slobodan Milosevic, to halt its campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in the Serbian province of Kosovo. That effort, called Operation Allied Force, was a clear victory for NATO. Challenges in conducting joint operations and coordination among organizations, among other difficulties, are reviewed in this book.

Excerpt

Following the 1999 Kosovo conflict, the Army asked RAND Arroyo Center to prepare an authoritative and detailed account of military operations with a focus on ground operations, especially Task Force Hawk. In response, the Arroyo Center delivered a classified report for use by the Army Staff and others with an interest in the Kosovo conflict. This document is an unclassified version of that report. The purpose is to offer the Army a more accessible document, while also reaching a wider audience. It should interest those concerned with employment of Army and joint forces. It should also interest those concerned with broader national security issues, especially the planning and conduct of contingency operations.

This research was sponsored jointly by the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (G-3); the Director of the Center for Land Warfare (with sponsorship now assumed by the Director, Army Quadrennial Defense Review Office); Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs; and the Technical Advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. It was conducted in the Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program. The Arroyo Center is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.

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