NATO Takes Over
Press Release, 1996
NATO contributions to what was understood to be a UN exercise in implementing the Dayton Treaty in Bosnia.
No. 006-B : DOD News Release
OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR FACT SHEET
December 11, 1995
This fact sheet provides information on the the participation by other
countries in the multinational Implementation Force (IFOR) coalition in
NATO NATION ANTICIPATED CONTRIBUTION
Approximately 300 logistics and engineer troops. The approximately 700
troops in UNCRO for Eastern Slavonia force will likely remain and are not
included in the above.
One battalion (up to 1,000 personnel) will be deployed, probably in the UK
sector. Remaining troops will be air and naval support in theater
(approximately 370) and indirect support (approximately 160) outside of the
One infantry battalion (800 troops) will participate in the Nordic Brigade.
Elements currently in Bosnia will transfer authority.
Approximately 7,500 current forces in UNPROFOR will transfer authority to
IFOR. Approximately 2,500 additional troops outside of Bosnia for support
(such as air-sea lift). Would form 2 mechanized brigades. Will command
Eastern Bosnia sector, including Sarajevo.
Combat support role (in Croatia-primarily Split, Zadar and Sibenik),
including transportation battalion, engineer battalion, logistics battalion,
army flying regiment, and a medical brigade. 2,600 will be ground forces in
Up to 1,000 personnel, probably a transportation unit with some engineer
support. One frigate, two minesweepers and two C-130 aircraft have been
Parliamentary approval to send a reinforced infantry brigade (the Garibaldi
Brigade mechanized with special paratrooper forces, military police,
armor, fire support, logistics, and medical) plus continued air and naval
participation. San Marco Battalion (naval infantry) in reserve. Will deploy
in the French sector, under a French Division.
Anticipate company-sized contribution.
THE NETHERLANDS 2,060
One mechanized infantry battalion, and perhaps a tank squadron (6-7 Leopard
tanks). Will operate with a British brigade in the UK Sector. Also likely to
continue air element.
Represents forces currently in UNPROFOR likely to participate in Nordic
Brigade. Would include engineering company, MP company, medical company,
and logistics battalion.
Will deploy their Independent Airborne Battalion with 192 vehicles, of which
25 are armored. Battalion will be integrated into the Italian brigade under
a French division.
Anticipate reinforced battalion contribution.
Will provide a reinforced battalion for operations in the U.S. sector.
UNITED KINGDOM 13,000
Builds on UNPROFOR troops. UK will command western sector.
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