Operation Determined Guard
Under Operation Determined Guard (starting in December 1996) US naval forces including surface combatants, intelligence-gathering attack submarines, and active and reserve maritime patrol aircraft operated with NATO and the Western European Union to enforce the UN sanctions in the former Yugoslavia.
American participation in this Operation appears to have ended in 1998. By March 1999 Operation DETERMINED GUARD, the SFOR Maritime component, was built around a task force of 3 frigates and 7 minesweepers from Greece, Italy, and Turkey. These forces, together with the other NATO naval forces in the Mediterranean, were available or can be called upon to support the SFOR mission.
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