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Nordbat 2 in Bosnia

Discussion in 'Military History' started by green slime, Jan 1, 2018.

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    Generally speaking, a country's military fortunes are usually inversely proportional to the amount of political "guidance" from the civilian government.
     
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    Aint that the truth! (wiki article)

    The official, politically correct story; except in reality, it wasn't the Nordic Battalion getting ambushed...
     
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    Frist, I have never heard of this Swedish led combat command but I am much impressed. I believe if you put troops into a foreign country they must be allowed to protect themselves and innocent people in their care or they should not be there in the first place. I fully realize the world is an extremely complex place and situations vary enormously and no doubt no order fits every case but troops on the ground frequently cannot rely on politicians to decide their fate. The discussion of the Irish unit in Africa comes to mind. Proud of the Swedes and Danes.

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