Bosnia and the European Union Military Force (EUFOR): Post-NATO Peacekeeping [January 5, 2006] [open pdf - 63KB]
"On December 2, 2004, NATO formally concluded its Stabilization Force (SFOR) mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina and handed over peace stabilization duties to a European Union force (EUFOR). The mission of the EU's Operation 'Althea' is to ensure continued compliance with the Dayton peace agreement and contribute to a secure environment and Bosnia's efforts towards European integration. The 6,300-strong operation constitutes the largest EU military mission to date. NATO retains a small headquarters presence in Sarajevo, with approximately 220 U.S. forces, to provide advice on defense reforms and to support counterterrorism efforts and the apprehension of wanted war crimes suspects believed to be hiding in or transiting through Bosnia. Ten years after Dayton, many Members of Congress remain engaged and interested in Bosnia's reforms and prospects for sustainable peace. This report may be updated as events warrant. See also CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report RS22324, 'Bosnia: Overview of Issues Ten Years After Dayton', by Julie Kim."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21774