- Title: GERMANY: UNITED STATES (U.S) PREPARES TO SEND PEACE KEEPERS TO FORMER YUGOSLAVIA.
- Date: 22nd November 1995
- Summary: BAD KREUZNACH, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 22, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV EXT. U.S. ROSE BARRACKS 0.07 2. GV/SV MILITARY VEHICLES INSIDE BARRACKS/ U.S. SOLDIER WALKS OUT/ MAKES PEACE SIGN (3 SHOTS) 0.21 3. SV U.S. SOLDIER SAYS "WE'VE BEEN TRAINING VERY HARD - WE'VE RAINED BUT WE'RE READY TO GO" (ENGLISH) 0.41 4. SLV PANS VAN EMERGING FROM BARRACKS/VARIOUS OF VEHICLES (3 SHOTS) 0.57 5. SLV SOLDIERS QUEUEING TO ENTER BUILDING 1.02 6. SV INT.SOLDIERS SIGNING DOCUMENTS 1.08 7. GV SOLDIERS SEATED FOR BRIEFING 1.11 8. SV OFFICER BRIEFING TROOPS SAYING "WE DON'T KNOW IF PARTIES WILL STICK TO PEACE AGREEMENT."(ENGLISH) 1.38 9. SV SOLDIERS LISTEN 1.43 10. SV/MCU MEDICAL STAFF INJECTING SOLDIERS WITH VACCINES/ DOCUMENTING (4 SHOTS) 2.15 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 7th December 1995 12:00
- Location: BAD KREUZNACH, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVABL95QB91ZW5M4VTIXZRN9FRWR
- Story Text: The United States (U.S.) are preparing to send up to 20,000 troops to Bosnia-Herzegovina to help keep the peace in the former Yugoslavia.
At bases in Germany they have been taking part in special exercises to ensure they are ready for their new role.
John Suttle, spokesman for the U.S. forces on standby said morale was good. Everybody from the lowest soldier to the highest officer had participated in an exhaustive training programme, he said, and was ready to face difficult situations.
More than 10,000 soldiers from the U.S. Army's First Armoured Division at Bad Kreuznach in Germany have trained for the peace mission, practicing how to separate combatants, clear mines and generally foster a return to peace after almost four years of ethnic slaughter in Bosnia.
The First Armoured Division will make up the bulk of the U.S.
contingent. It bristles with modern weapons, including Apache helicopters, M-1 tanks and laser-guided munitions.
Major John Bushyhead said the division was ready to go as soon as it received its orders.
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