Archive for the month of April 1993

Participating forces

Participating Forces

The operation started with assets from France, The Netherlands, and the United States. Aircraft were deployed to bases in Italy.

Role of NATO

Involvement In Peacekeeping

The political basis for NATO's role in former Yugoslavia was established at the Ministerial Meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Oslo, in June 1992, when NATO Foreign Ministers announced their readiness to support, on a case by case basis, in accordance with their own procedures, peacekeeping activities under the responsibility of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) - subsequently renamed the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Operation Deny Flight

April 12, 1993 - December 20, 1995


NATO Operation Deny Flight commenced at 1200 GMT on Monday, April 12, 1993, with aircraft from France, the Netherlands and United States.