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  • proper n. Implementation Force (IFOR), a NATO-led multinational peacekeeping force in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the mid-1990s


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  • The success of IFOR is a milestone in these developments.

    Security and Integration in Europe—An Austrian View

  • In Bosnia, because of our leadership, nearly four years of brutal war are over, and America troops, through the NATO-led force called IFOR, have helped to create conditions in which the Bosnians could start to rebuild.

    President Radio Address To The Nation

  • France already has about 10,000 troops in the Sarajevo area and doesn't plan any significant increase as it switches from a relatively passive U.N. mission to an IFOR role that is supposed to be considerably more assertive.

    Sarajevo On The Spot

  • Muslim troops sometimes sniped at the French, and recently the Bosnian government demanded that French troops be withdrawn from the Sarajevo sector when IFOR takes over.

    Sarajevo On The Spot

  • Dayton demoted the French; the largest contributor to the U.N. peacekeeping force became a junior partner in IFOR.

    Sarajevo On The Spot

  • No one expects a war on anything like the scale of Vietnam; the political decision has already been made to keep IFOR smaller than many of the military men would like.

    Learning About War The Hard Way

  • Hoping for a smoother operation under IFOR, the allies have given high-ranking jobs to French officers, including Janvier, who will serve as deputy to the overall commander in Bosnia, U.S. Adm. Leighton Smith.

    Sarajevo On The Spot

  • The French aren't happy with their assignment, which may be the toughest of any handed to NATO's implementation force (IFOR).

    Sarajevo On The Spot

  • Like their great-grandfathers in World War I, the warriors of IFOR will be down on their hands and knees with bayonets, probing and praying.

    Learning About War The Hard Way

  • To oversee the withdrawal of most of IFOR and the transformation of the rest into IFOR2, the NATO force this fall will get a new commander: Gen. William Crouch, the commander of the U.S.

    Troop Shuffle?


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