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Title: Example: Deliberate Force

Action: Show various images of destruction in Bosnia showing how NATO forces stayed faithful to their objectives, also present the following text:

Bosnian Air Campaign

Bosnian Serb aggression led NATO air forces to launch DELIBERATE FORCE
Concentrated application of air and space power forced Bosnian Serbs into peace talks

Voice: An example of properly abiding by the tenet of concentration was seen in Bosnia in 1995. The Bosnian Serb defiance of U.N. mandates and the shelling of a refugee "safe area" in Sarajevo, which killed 38 civilians, prompted a U.N. and NATO retaliatory military response. The resultant air campaign, which consisted of NATO air and space forces, was called DELIBERATE FORCE. Through a concentrated application of air and space power, friendly forces hammered the Bosnian Serb military system. Precision weaponry destroyed Bosnian Serb heavy weapons, ammunition depots, and command and control bunkers. Three weeks of continuous air strikes finally drove the Bosnian Serbs to talk peace.

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