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Report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S.  Senate

June 1998



Bosnia Peace Operation


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  CRS - Congressional Research Service
  DOD - Department of Defense
  EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  HDZ - Croatian Democratic Union
  IFOR - Implementation Force
  IMET - International Military Education and Training
  IMF - International Monetary Fund
  IPTF - International Police Task Force
  JCC - Joint Civil Commission
  NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  OHR - Office of the High Representative
  OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  SDA - Bosniak Party of Democratic Action
  SDS - Serb Democratic Party
  SFOR - Stabilization Force
  SHAPE - Supreme Headquarters Allied Power Europe
  SNS - Serb People's Union
  SRT - Serb Radio and Television
  UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  UNMAC - United Nations Mine Action Center
  UNMIBH - United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  USAID - U.S.  Agency for International Development
  USIA - U.S.  Information Agency
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June 2, 1998

The Honorable Jesse Helms
Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations
United States Senate

Dear Mr.  Chairman: 

This report responds to your request that we update our review of the
Bosnia peace operation, specifically the progress made since mid-1997
in achieving the operation's objectives. 

We are sending copies of the report to the Secretaries of State and
Defense, the Administrator of the U.S.  Agency for International
Development, and to other appropriate congressional Committees.  We
will make copies available to others upon request. 

This report was prepared under the direction of Harold J.  Johnson,
Associate Director, International Relations and Trade Issues, who may
be contacted on (202) 512-4128 if you or your staff have any
questions about this report.  Other major contributors to the report
are listed in appendix XI. 

Sincerely yours,

Benjamin F.  Nelson
Director, International Relations
  and Trade Issues

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