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APPENDIX D

TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES
FOR BILATERAL MEETINGS


At the brigade and battalion levels, bilateral meetings were used to set the conditions for successful JMC meetings. During bilateral meetings, brigade and battalion commanders:

  • Set the conditions for a successful JMC. One brigade commander said it was like "counting votes of a committee before taking a vote in the House of Representatives or Congress."

  • Instruct the factions on the terms and the interpretation of the military aspects of the peace accord.

  • Explore solutions to controversial issues before a formal JMC. Often, commanders suggest certain courses of action that they would like the various factional leaders to propose as solutions to issues at the next JMC.

  • Plan specific operations that were agreed upon in broad concept during JMC meetings.

EXAMPLE OF BILATERAL "TALKING PAPER"

AETV-THZ-JMC

MEMORANDUM FOR Commanding General, Task Force Eagle

SUBJECT: VRS Talking Paper - Discussion with East Bosnia Corps Acting Commander - BG Gavric, and GEN Krstic, Drina Corps Commander (COL Andric, Chief of Staff)

COMEAGLE DISCUSSION POINTS

COMARRCV CERTIFICATION:

  • Key to lifting of sanctions is Bosnian Serbs; compliance with GFAP
    - Confirm VRS commitment to GFAP
    - Reestablish/maintain formal ties with IFOR at all levels
    - Paticipate in all JMCs and bilateral meetings
  • Corps CDR's statement that all military forces are out of IEBL ZOS and AOTs
  • All forces in 10km zone are in declared sites

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  • D+90 compliance requirements (19 March)
    - Concentrate all air defense systems to COMARRC-approved sites by D+90 (3 HVO, 5 BiH, 2 VRS - Banja Luka & Sokolac)
    - Submit withdrawal and demobilization plans with detailed locations
    - IEBL ZOS in Areas of Transfer marked
  • D+120 compliance requirements
    - Complete withdrawal to barracks/cantonments
    - Demobilize excess military (no weapons/training)
    - Report detailed status of forces B-H wide at D+120
  • Units tactically employed after 18 April will be in violation of GFAP
  • Brcko radio station anti-IFOR broadcasts



Appendix C: Techniques and Procedures for Conducting JMC Meetings
Appendix E: Typical Layout for JMC Meetings



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