With the Hague justice tribunal now concluding, it’s worth remembering the role that American and British special operations forces played in capturing many Bosnian-Serb war criminals.
The individuals on the target lists were the war’s worst of the worst. Responsible for Nazi-style concentration camps and genocidal rampages, they turned a beautiful land into a hellish dystopia.
And what characterized the various snatch operations was patient intelligence collection and innovative tactics. The special operations forces would sometimes spend weeks in the field, waiting for a suspect to pass their location.