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Operation Deliberate Force

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Bosnia - NATO Hit Bosnian Serb Targets

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Deliberate Force

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HD Real footage NATO - AC-130 Gun Camera during Op. Deliberate Force

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Operation Deliberate Force: Jaguar/ATLIS Weapon System Video

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BOSNIA: NATO FLIGHT CREWS MAKE CONSTANT SORTIES OVER AREA

Operation Deliberate Force was a sustained air campaign conducted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in concert with the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) ground operations, to undermine the military capability of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), which had threatened and attacked UN-designated "safe areas" in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War with the Srebrenica and Markale massacres, precipitating the intervention. The operation was carried out between 30 August and 20 September 1995, involving 400 aircraft and 5,000 personnel from 15 nations. Commanded by Admiral Leighton W. Smith Jr., the campaign struck 338 Bosnian Serb targets, many of which were destroyed. Overall, 1,026 bombs were dropped during the operation, 708 of which were precision-guided.
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  • Participants 

  • Background 

  • Campaign 

  • The Rapid Reaction Force 

  • Aftermath