Issue 22

issue date: july 2008

Contents

CROATIAN ARMY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Mirko Bilandžić

Summary

History and development of the Republic of Croatia and its armed forces was and is a parallel process that has its source in the war. It is also an important determinant of relations towards international environment. International Relations of Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia are impossible to observe outside of the the role of the Croatian state in the international community. This is the framework within which it is possible to identify four phases and four forms of international relations: Patriotic War and the founding of the Croatian state and the Croatian Army; certain post-war isolation and various forms of conflict with international community; period of expansion of international cooperation of Croatia and Armed forces after 2000.; certain full integration of Croatia and the Armed Forces in the international community.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE POSTWAR SPACE: SYMBOLIC CONSTRUCTION OF VUKOVAR

Mateo Žanić

Summary

Enormous destruction took place in Vukovar in the 1991 aggression on the Republic of Croatia. This paper shows the key aspects of its reconstruction, first done by the Serbs and subsequently by the Croats. The aim of the paper is to analyse the images of the town seen as an ethnoscape, the way of the reconstruction of culture-related objects and monuments was carried out, and the different scenarios of commemorating events. The outcome indicates that the area was predominantly regarded as a holly Serbian land during the period of Serbian occupation, whereas it was regarded both as a Hero Town after it has been reintegrated into the legal system of the Republic of Croatia, and as the town which has the symbolic role of a border to Eastern Culture due to its characteristics of a Central European town.

CANADIAN BRIGADE PRINCESS PATRICIA IN WESTERN SLAVONIA: PREPARATIONS, ACTIVITIES, DIFFICULTIES

Vladimir Filipović

Summary

In this text, the author analyzes the preparations and activities undertaken by two UNPROFOR Canadian battalions, parts of Princess Patricia’s infantry brigade, which were stationed in UNPA West sector, in Western Slavonia region. The preparations of these battalions, especially their understanding of the conflict roots, to a great extent determined the behaviour of the Canadian officers in crisis situations on the field. Being a well equipped and trained formation, one of the few competent in UNPROFOR structure, the Canadians received more demanding tasks from their authorities, and tried to accomplish them in order to distinguish themselves. In the area around separating line near Pakrac and Lipik, known by many incidents and tense situations, Canadian battalions ambitiously tried to implement Vance’s plan and depend UNPA zone.

ORGANISATION DER DIVISIONSSTÄBE DES DEUTSCHEN HEERES IM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG

Mario Werhas

Summary

Divisionen sind die höchsten taktischen Formationen des stehendes Heeres und seit ihrer Einführung Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts stellten sie bis zur Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts die Grundlage für die Berechnung der Größe der Streitkräfte. Deutsche Streitkräfte haben zwischen 1935 und 1945 circa 800 verschiedene Divisionsstäbe aufgestellt. Die Hauptintention dieser Arbeit ist das Kennenlernen der Aufstellung der charakteristischen (und am zahlreichsten vorhandenen) Divisionsstäbe, durch detaillierte Beschreibung und Erklärung aller Funktionen innerhalb des Divisionsstabes. Nicht weniger wichtig ist der Versuch des Autors durch Umschreibung und Erläuterung, sowie durch Übersetzung deutscher Militärterminologie, seinen bescheidenen Beitrag zu dem bei uns wenig bekannten und erforschten Teil der neueren Militärgeschichte zu leisten.

CONTRIBUTION TO OSAMA BIN LADEN’S BIOGRAPHY - STUDENT FORUM

Radoslav Zaradić

Summary

After the events that have marked September 2001., Terrorism led by Al Qa’ida established its global legitimacy and becomes a major threat to world order. The creator and founder of Al Qa’ida, Osama bin Laden is already 1999., because of the terrorist attacks on American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, ends on FBI’s list of 10 most wanted criminals. Today, bin Laden is the most famous terrorist, eyesore West while for a good part of Muslim, holy warrior of Islam. This article tries to show bin Laden’s life when he was not yet known to the public.

BOOK REVIEWS

Summary

Afganistan - Robert Mikac: Afganistan: nikad završen sukob (Ivona Pastor)

Kapitalizam katastrofe - Naomi Klein: Doktrina šoka: Uspon kapitalizma katastrofe (Robert Mikac)

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Glavni i odgovorni urednik – Editor-in-Chief

Mirko Bilandžić

Izvršni urednik – Executive Editor

Mario Werhas

Organizacijski urednik – Organization Editor

Velimir Milaković

Članovi uredništva – Associate Editors

Branka Galić, Nenad Fanuko, Kruno Kardov, Petra Rodik

Međunarodni urednici – International Editors

Igor Primorac (Melbourne, Australia), Miroslav Hadžić (Beograd, Srbija), Norman Cigar (Vienna, Virginia, USA)

Tajništvo – Secretariat

Ivona Pastor

Izdavački savjet – Advisory Board

Vjekoslav Afrić, Damir Barbarić, Josip Barić, Tomislav Bunjevac, Ivan Cifrić, Ognjen Čaldarović, Benjamin Čulig, Zvonimir Freivogel, Rade Kalanj, Vjeran Katunarić, Vladimir Kolesarić, Mirjana Krizmanić, Krešimir Kufrin, Zvonimir Lerotić, Davorka Matić, Milan Mesić, Robert Mikac, Tomislav Murati, Darko Polšek, Ivo Prodan, Vesna Pusić, Ivan Rogić, Aleksandar Štulhofer, Anton Tus, Radovan Vukadinović, Herman Vukušić

Međunarodni izdavački savjet – International Advisory Board

Anton Bebler (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Janusz Bugajski (Washington DC, USA), Christina Doctare (Stockholm, Sweden), Bjorn Egge (Oslo, Norway), Matthew Friedman (White River Junction, Vermont, USA), Marjan Malešič (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Anton Žabkar (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

UDK – UDS Classification

Josip Prgomet

Lektura i korektura – Editing and proofreading

Ines Trkulja

Grafičko oblikovanje – Art Director

Darko Bednjanec

Web stranice – Webmaster

Zoran Žitnik

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Zoran Žitnik

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