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Figure 15. Terrain Considerations in Military Operations

In 1990 Yugoslav military doctrine specified strategy and tactics to manage most likely security threats. The major problem in national defense was the country's status as a relatively small, nonaligned country in a volatile region dominated by two large military alliances. Yugoslavia constantly measured its military efforts against those of the alliances. But, because battlefield, arms development, and production competition with the larger powers was impossible, Yugoslav doctrine, strategy, and tactics tried to use limited national defense resources in the most efficient way.

Data as of December 1990