RETURN TO UNCONQUERED BOSNIA HOMEPAGE
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Source: International Peacekeeping News, Issue No. 4 - December 1994, AP DATASTREAM INTERNATIONAL
Monday November 28, 1994
UN failures set the stage for Bihac:
Bosnian government sources have reportedly stated that planning for the Bihac campaign began two months ago, when the UN decided to replace a French peacekeeping contingent in Bihac with poorly- trained and under-equipped Bangladeshi troops. The article claims that failure by the UN to respond to government offensives in central and northeast Bosnia, convinced the Serbs that the US was not interested in supporting a purely defensive war strategy and that there would be no counterattack if they attacked Bihac. The report also quoted Lieutenant-General Michael Rose as saying that UNPROFOR "never promised to defend anything".