First published in
SFOR Informer#105, January 24, 2001
Sarajevo - Major General Richard Dannatt, Deputy
Commander Operations at SFOR Headquarters met with the Entity
Armed Force Commanders at Camp Butmir to discuss the way forward
for a future Army of Bosnia-Hercegovina, Jan. 17.
At the meeting, Colonel General Dudakovic, Colonel General Simic
and Colonel General Curcic each presented their ideas on how to
move towards a future armed force for Bosnia-Hercegovina. SFOR
agreed to take the ideas from the meeting and produce a proposal
that could be discussed at the group's next gathering.
Major General Dannatt concluded the meeting by saying that he
was encouraged by the level of agreement that had been reached
and that he recognised certain legitimate national interests must
be accommodated in the future state army of BiH.
SFOR's mission is to deter conflict and maintain a safe and secure
environment in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Besides keeping the peace,
SFOR goals in 2001 are to support economic reforms, refugee returns,
stronger joint institutions, and to help build a future state
army of BiH.
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