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
○ 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
□ 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