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Description - Conflict in the Balkans by Tim Ripley

Exposing the true scale and significance of the deployment of air power in the Balkans, this title details the activities of NATO and UN aircraft as well as local pilots in the former Yugoslavia, from bombing by B-2 stealth bomber to air-to-air combat and moving ground troops by helicopter. Air power has played a vital role in "Europe's Vietnam". This title looks behind the propoganda and media "spin" to the day-to-day realities facing liberal democracies who interfere in civil wars.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841762906
ISBN-10: 1841762903
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tim Ripley

Marl Rolfe is an extremely talented profile artist. He has worked on a number of titles in Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. Balkan expert Tim Ripley has been fascinated by the conflicts of the former Yugoslavia since 1992, when he submitted his first report on the airlift to the besieged city of Sarajevo. He has since reported extensively on the activities of UN and NATO peacekeeping troops in Bosnia, Croatia, and more recently in Macedonia and Kosovo. His work has appeared in many well respected defence journals, including 'Jane's Defence Weekly', 'Jane's Intelligence Review' and 'Flight International'. He is the author of 'Air War Bosnia' and 'Operation Deliberate Force', published by Lancaster University's Centre for Defence and International Security Studies.

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