From Srebrenica to <i>Operation Allied Force</i>: reinterpreting the lessons of the past

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

in Germany, Pacifism and Peace Enforcement

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780719072680
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701386 | DOI:
From Srebrenica to Operation Allied Force: reinterpreting the lessons of the past

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The second phase of post-war German security culture began with the massacre of Muslim men and boys in the enclave of Srebrenica in Yugoslavia in the summer of 1995 and ended with the Kosovo War in 1999. The mass killing of Bosnian Muslims shook fundamental moral convictions and important operational beliefs in German left wingers' world-view. As a result, the common understanding of the precept ‘never again war’ was amended. As greater and greater segments of the left came around to an active understanding of Germany's historical responsibility, Germany crossed several lines that had earlier defined the limits of its international military engagement.

Keywords: Muslim men; German security culture; Yugoslavia; Bosnian Muslim; international military engagement

Chapter.  5344 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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