Operation Deliberate Force Review: Military Comments

Comments on Operation Deliberate Force by Military personnel

Lieutenant General Rupert Smith. The British commander of UN forces inside Bosnia

Lieutenant General Rupert Smith. The British commander of UN forces inside Bosnia

“Overall, I think [the book] caught the mood of the time well. Above all [it] shows the complications inherent in the international muddle that was played out during 1995.”

– General Sir Rupert Smith, Commander UNPROFOR in 1995

Lieutenant General Bernard Janvier, the French commander of UN forces in the former Yugoslavia

Lieutenant General Bernard Janvier, the French commander of UN forces in the former Yugoslavia

“My compliments on the extended research undertaken and the quality of the testimonies collected.”

– General Bernard Janvier, Commander UN Peace Forces in the former Yugoslavia, 1995

“I hope it sells like hot cakes – it certainly puts an informed gloss on an unedifying and muddle period”

– Major General Andrew Pringle, Commander British Forces in Bosnia, 1995

“It is a “warts and all” narrative that tells it exactly as it was.”

– Wing Commander Ken Cornfield, RAF, commander UN Air Operations Centre, Sarajevo, 1995

“A coherent and comprehensive overview of the [military] operations and the thinking behind them.”

– Colonel John Deverell, Chief of Operations UN Military Observers in former Yugoslavia, 1995

“I enjoyed reading the book – it runs at a good pace and as far as I am concerned captures the mood of the times”.

– Brigadier Dick Applegate, commanding officer 19th Regiment Royal Artillery in 1995

“Congratulations on what is a very comprehensive and detailed record”

– Colonel Jonathon Riley, commanding officer Royal Welch Fusiliers in Gorazde “safe area” in 1995


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