Bosnian forces participate in 3-day training
May 18, 2003
EAGLE BASE, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Bosnian armed forces officers learned about peacekeeping operations in a three-day course at Eagle Base.
Stabilization Force troops from the United States, Finland, Turkey, Denmark, and Russia presented their experiences to the young officers, who come form two militaries within one country.
“The idea is trying to bring them together because we know the future of Bosnia is one country, one army, and that’s an important concept,” Moyer said.
The Dayton Peace Agreement that stopped the war established two armies, that of the Serb-controlled Republika Srpska, and of the Muslim-Croat Federation, within Bosnia.
Bringing the officers together in this type training offers a better chance they will continue to work together, Moyer said.
All agreed hearing about the wide range of peacekeeping experiences from the different SFOR-participating nations was helpful.
They know that someday they will be handling those same duties when Bosnia eventually joins Partnership for Peace.