Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a southeast European country across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, that resulted from the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It has a population of 4 million and capital city of Sarajevo. [1] [2]


The BBC says of the country's media:

The war in Bosnia-Hercegovina turned most media into propaganda tools in the hands of authorities, armies and factions. The media are partially free, but outlets and journalists come under pressure from state bodies and political party structures in both the Bosniak-Croat and Serb entities.[2]

U.S. military bases

Zoltan Grossman of Counterpunch wrote about the expansion of U.S. bases, "The U.S. interventions in Bosnia in 1995, and Kosovo in 1999, were ostensibly reactions to Serbian "ethnic cleansing," yet the U.S. had not intervened to prevent similar "ethnic cleansing" by its Croatian or Albanian allies in the Balkans. The U.S. military interventions in former Yugoslavia resulted in new U.S. military bases in five countries: Hungary, Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, and the sprawling Camp Bondsteel complex in southeastern Kosovo. NATO allies have also participated in the interventions, though not always with the same political priorities." [3]


  • Nikola Spiric, Prime minister
  • President, The presidency rotates between the three main ethnic groups - Serbs, Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslim) and Croats, eight months at a time.


Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina, National Geographic, accessed March 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Country profile: Bosnia-Herzegovina, BBC, accessed March 2008.
  3. Zoltan Grossman, "New US Military Bases: Side Effects or Causes of War?", Counterpunch, February 2, 2002.

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