Operation Deliberate Force

Brittany Reynolds & Samantha Reinecke

Who:

NATO threatened Bosnian Serbs due to the Bosnian Serbs threatening the safe areas in Bosnia (Gorazde, Tuzla, Bihac, and Sarajevo).

What:

NATO launched a sustained air strike campaign, Operation Deliberate Force, beginning on August 30, 1995, against Bosnian Serb military targets in response to a Bosnian Serb mortar attack on civilians in Sarajevo.

When:

August 30, 1995-September 20, 1995

Where:

The Operation Deliberate Force launched a series of strikes against specific targets in Serb-held Bosnia and Herzegovina

Why:

They wanted to take control of the military in Bosnia

How:

Beginning- August 29, 1995, NATO aircraft launched at specific targets


Middle- They were bombing the Bosnian people


End- September 14, 1995, the poor weather caused them to stop all missions, and had to remove all heavy weapons

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Operation Deliberate Force, Bosnia