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Lessons from Kosovo: KFOR experience
Material posted: Valetskiy OlegPublication date: 07-06-2013

In 1999, Kosovo and Metohija were on the long road ended in the Declaration of independence. Created state was in fact the fruit of the so-called civil-military operations Civil-Military Operations" under which the U.S. armed forces together with civilian organizations are "peacekeeping" activities.

In this case, there has been cooperation between the US army,NATO and the UN, the so –called CIMIC (civil-military cooperation). The headquarters of KFOR in the framework of these operations -CMO ensured the synchronization of activities of civil society organizations and multinational teams,according to the plan NATO OPLAN 31402. The plan as written by Larry Wentz, in his book "Lessons from the Kosovo experience KFOR" ordered the KFOR to support the actions of the administration of UNMIK.in the field of construction,humanitarian assistance,civil administration and economic reconstruction.

So in each sector(multinational brigade) were conducted weekly joint meetings on security issues-JSC(Joint Security Committee) representatives of KFOR and UNMIK.

Support needs were also available to all international organizations –IO(international organizations) and NGO( non-governmental organizations) with what priority were the representatives of: UNHCR,U. N. Civil Administration,OSCE(Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and EU. The US army in this case has attracted from the command of civil administration and psychological operations – USACAPOC(U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological) of the so-called battalions of the civil administration CA(civil affairs) and the battalion psychological operations-PSYOP.

So in sector East after the troops according to Larry Crown acted 411 and 443 CA battalions of the US army reserve and 315 company of the PSYOP US army reserve.

 


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