Task Force Hawk

Task Force Hawk was the unit constructed and deployed by General Wesley Clark to provide additional support to NATO's Operation Allied Force by NATO operations against the former Yugoslavian government during the 1999 unrest in Kosovo. The task force would operate from the March 1999 when its formation was announced until June 1999 when Slobodan Milošević withdraw the Yugoslavian Army from Kosovo.

Task Force Hawk, which never fired a round, has been hailed as both one of the largest blunders and largest successes by the US Military in recent years. This action has been reviewed and analyzed from every angle to determine what went right and what went wrong.

Read more about Task Force Hawk:  Planning / Pre-deployment, Deployment, Lessons Learned

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