"Every six month the Pentagon sends nearly 4,000 soldiers to Bosnia and brings nearly 4,000 soldiers home. To see how it's done is to understand why keeping peace has become harder than waging war - and why the Pax Americana has stretched the mighty American military to the limit," reports the Atlantic Monthly. The story details the everyday life, preparation and responsibilities of the Amerian troops in Bosnia, and sheds light on their training and equipment. The article finds that the Bosnian mission requires "all of the subtlety, patience and personal wariness that operating in international coalitions and ambiguous civilian environments entails."
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