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    Balkans

    I have to do a research project on the Army's purpose on the Balkans and any and all help would be appreciated. I need factual sources for this. Thanks guys..I can't believe our platoon is going to school now.. This is so stupid..an essay during a deployment
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    Adam,

    We stressed diplomacy until the mass graves started showing up on our evening news. At that point it became obvious that military action had to be taken. We as a people and as a military could no longer stand by and let the Bosnian Muslim population suffer such horrors.

    http://www.gendercide.org/images/pics/graves6.jpg
    This one mass grave is 20 feet deep and 100 feet long





    Just google terms like "mass graves" "Srebrenica"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhistAdam View Post
    I can't believe our platoon is going to school now.. This is so stupid..an essay during a deployment
    Maybe it's just me but I'd prefer classrooms to places where people were trying their best to shoot or bomb me ...
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    the Balkans are kinda like Afghanistan, most African countries and to a lesser extent Iraq, several different groups that just dont get along and have never really gotten along......an area that has always been in some sort of turmoil and likely will always be no matter what anyone tries to do to help......
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    What a topic ... everyone can give a different answer and all can be correct. Av's answer is one of the correct ones, but it doesn't explain why the US is involved in 2010. What the Balkans have in common with the other places Rattler mentioned is the meddling of outsiders who have their own agendas. Lots of imperialistic ambitions seem to bang against each other in the Balkans and outsiders (and insiders) exploit the usual divides of nationalism and religion. The US, EU, Russia, and some kind of Muslim coalition have tried to "help", but the help is pretty self-serving and not helpful.
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    I probably should add that it doesnt need to be the current year. Any point in time in which the US Army was involved with the Balkans including major battles, events that changed history, effects still lasting and effects on soldiers morale (deaths, injuries, hardships) key personnel etc..
    Hows that
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    Given your audience, go to the Strategic Studies Institute/US Army War College website - http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/ and search for Balkans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Adam,

    We stressed diplomacy until the mass graves started showing up on our evening news. At that point it became obvious that military action had to be taken. We as a people and as a military could no longer stand by and let the Bosnian Muslim population suffer such horrors.
    Just google terms like "mass graves" "Srebrenica"

    Lest we forget
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    Our government is so altruistic. Maybe they just overlooked, Cambodia (1,700,000 dead), East Timor (300,000), Rawanda (500,000), Darfur (2,000,000), and now the Congo
    (3,800,000 dead). These are the low estimates. Unless their is enough to gain monetarily or strategically we do nothing and do out best to ignore it.

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