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In the late 1990s, NATO led the Kosovo Force (KFOR), charged with stabilizing Kosovo and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after genocide and other atrocities were carried out in the Balkan region. Operation Kinetic is not only a history of the origins and operations of the Kosovo Force but also a history of the vital operations conducted by the Canadian Army units and their allies assigned to KFOR during the crucial early days and months after entry into the province in 1999 and through 2000.

Operating alongside American, British, French, Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish forces, these surveillance and response units were instrumental in preventing violence in numerous areas before it could escalate and draw in the Serbian Army, which could have led to further genocide or war in the region.

Sean M. Maloney, a Canadian military historian with extensive field experience in the Balkans, draws on numerous interviews and firsthand accounts of an operation that would later serve as a model in preparing for similar efforts in Afghanistan and provide a blueprint for stabilizing operations around the world.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Sir Mike Jackson
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xix-xxiv
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxv-xxx
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  1. Part 1. Background
  1. 1. The Balkans: A Quick and Dirty Primer
  2. pp. 3-23
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  1. 2. Kosovo: Cradle of Conflict, 1389– 1999
  2. pp. 24-46
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  1. Part 2. Crisis in Kosovo
  1. 3. Clash of the Damned: UÇKs and MUPs in the Land of Kos, 1998.
  2. pp. 49-72
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  1. 4. In NATO’s Vanguard: KFOR and the Canadian Commitment
  2. pp. 73-101
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  1. 5. Into the Breach, Dear Friends: KFOR and the Canadian Commitment
  2. pp. 102-128
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  1. Part 3. Canada and HFOR Operations
  1. 6. Warrior Politics: Multinational Brigade (Center) Operations
  2. pp. 131-153
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  1. 7. The Coyote Howls: Recce Squadron Operations
  2. pp. 154-216
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  1. 8. As the KRWAU Flies: Canadian Griffons over Kosovo
  2. pp. 217-256
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  1. 9. Finger on the Pulse: Battle Group Operations, Part I
  2. pp. 257-335
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  1. 10. Come On Feel the Noise: Battle Group Operations, Part II
  2. pp. 336-405
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  1. 11. Wait for the Wagon, Jimmy: Supporting Operation Kinetic
  2. pp. 406-420
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 421-426
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 427-458
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 459-464
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 465-472
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  1. Images
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781640120471
Related ISBN
9781612349640
MARC Record
OCLC
1035556542
Pages
512
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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