NATO Base: LIBR Yugoslavia Bases: LY90 (Kosovo), LY88 (Serbia).
What: The bloodshed, ethnic cleansing of thousands of Albanians in Kosovo by Serbs driving them into neighboring countries, and the potential of it to destabilize the region provoked intervention by international organizations and agencies, such as the United Nations, NATO, and INGOs. NATO countries attempted to gain authorization from the United Nations Security Council for military action, but were opposed by China and Russia that indicated they would veto such a proposal. NATO launched a campaign without UN authorization, which it described as a humanitarian intervention.
On 23 March 1999 at 21:30 UTC, US Amb. to UN Richard Holbrooke returned to Brussels and announced that peace talks had failed and formally handed the matter to NATO for military action. Hours before the announcement, Yugoslavia announced on national television it had declared a state of emergency, citing an imminent threat of war and began a huge mobilization of troops and resources.
On 23 March 1999 at 22:17 UTC, the Secretary General of NATO, Javier Solana, announced he had directed the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), US Army General Wesley Clark, to "initiate air operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia." On 24 March at 19:00 UTC, NATO started its bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
ROE: NATO forces must penetrate and clear Kosovo from Serbian air defenses and key military targets, destroying also enemy air bases to gain control of the region. Every MiG present in the area is to be considered hostile. Once Kosovo has been stabilized, further action has to be done in Serbia to undermine its military and thus forcing them to call ceasefire.
BANNED WEAPONS: AGM-158, GBU-54
Day 1: NATO jets are tasked to conduct SEAD missions over Kosovo alongside with counter-air operations including airfield bombing. Once the area has been cleared from air defense batteries, proper A/G ops against military targets can be executed.
Day 2: Air strikes and DCA missions over Kosovo continue till Serbian forces surrender.
Day 3: Yugoslavia is heavily undermined. With a handful of aircrafts remaining and no more SAMs left, destroying the remaining targets over Serbia should lead NATO to a clear victory and put an end to the conflict.
More to come. Mav
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