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Post-Cold War Security - 02-11-2013.pdf

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Political Studies
POLS 375
Jason Zorbas

Post-Cold War Security February-11-13 9:30 AM A decade of fighting. - One of the results: ○ There was a sense that we should and could have done more. ○ This substantial role is going to mean a commitment of several hundred troops. ○ One of the big things for the U.S. was: discipline and morale problems.  The unit had just been cut and it lost about 1/4 of its size.  As a result, there was a sense of anger and morale.  U.S. troops flew the Confederate flag in some instances. ○ The Airborne itself is considered commandos and not peacekeepers.  Somalia's thieves begin raiding from the camp. ○ There are two incidents involved with the Somali Affair:  Ambush planned by Canadian troops while waiting for the thieves. □ Some soldiers were arrested, and a whole lot of horrifying things were involved. □ Here in Canada, the Airborne regiment no longer exists. □ An almost immediate 25% drop in funding from the Government of Canada occurred. □ The government was accused of using this to their advantage in which they planned to make cuts across the board, due to an impending credit downgrade? □ One who was arrested was deemed unfit to stand trial, because he attempted to kill himself. - Medak Pocket ○ Occurs in late 1993. ○ Yugoslavia has collapsed, and their ethnic identity became paramount?  This is all too common when a country collapses. ○ Croatia's army would bu
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