Lessons learned from the Bosnian Conflict

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Saeed, Ahmed
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Bosnia; Bosnian conflict; Bosnian war; Balkan wars; Balkan conflict; Richard Holbrooke
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Utilizing the propositional inventory method, this thesis compares the propositions of various U.S. Government agencies, under the Clinton Administration, and the propositions of Richard Holbrooke, chief negotiator and architect of the Dayton Accords, regarding the Bosnian conflict. Recently, the CIA and the Clinton Presidential Library declassified numerous documents from various government agencies concerning the Balkan Crisis and this thesis focuses its scope on the Bosnian conflict that took place in the time period from 1992 through the Dayton Accords in 1995. By analyzing the differing propositions in contrast to the historical events, it was possible to assess the accuracy of each account. This assessment found that Richard Holbrooke had a higher accuracy rate than did most of the U.S Government agencies regarding the Bosnian conflict.