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The Yugoslav People's Army (Jugoslavenska/Jugoslovenska narodna armija, JNA, Slovene Jugoslovanska ljudska armada, JLA) was the army of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia prior to its dissolution. A nations army is its military, or more specifically, all of its land forces. ... The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state that existed from 1945 to 1992. ...

The YPA is rooted in WWII where Yugoslav partisan force were lead by Josip Broz Tito, which in 1942 become the People's Liberation Army and Partisan detachments of Yugoslavia (Narodnoslobodilačka vojska i partizanski odredi Jugoslavije – NOV i POJ). In March of 1945 NOVJ was renamed the Yugoslav army (Jugoslovenska armija) and finally on December 22nd, 1951 received the adjective People's (narodna) as was the custom with Communist institutions. German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... The Yugoslav partisans were the main anti-fascist resistance movement which fought against the occupation of Yugoslavia by Axis forces during World War II. The uniting force of the anti-fascist partisans on the territory was Peoples Liberation Army and Partisan detachments of Yugoslavia (NOV i POJ; Narodnooslobodilačka vojska... Josip Broz Tito  listen (May 7, 1892 – May 4, 1980) was the ruler of Yugoslavia between the end of World War II and his death in 1980. ... National Liberation Army is the name of several groups: Yugoslavia For Tito-led NLA that fought against the Italian and German occupation of Yugoslavia during World War II, see History of Yugoslavia and Partisans (Yugoslavia). ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...

It had its own airplanes called "Orao" (pl. Orlovi, "Eagles") with air-bases built in several mountains. The airplanes could take off seemingly coming from out of the mountains, and later land there in the safety of the mountain. The army had a doctrine of developing techniques with which to fool both the Soviets and Western powers: because they could not make more weapons or advanced weapons to counter both threats, they developed a tactic of hiding or concealing units, as seen with the mountain-airbases. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: (СССР)  listen; tr. ...

With the fall of communism in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and ultimately the demise of the country, the Yugoslav People's Army ceased to exist.

Serbia and Montenegro (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at the time) inherited most of the Yugoslav People's Army, though much of its resources were left in the other former Yugoslav republics. Their military had acquired much expertise in stealth combat and could even fool the laser-guided weapons of NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War: all but one of the two hundred tanks survived their attacks. The tactics used where simple enough for example burning of car-tires to make smoke which makes the missiles laser fail and miss the target or blow up ballon-tanks and put them on a field for NATO to bomb. Official language Serbian written in Cyrillic alphabet1 Capital Belgrade2 President3 Svetozar Marović Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 105th 102,350 km² 0. ... The flag of NATO NATO 2002 Summit The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1949. ... The term Kosovo War or Kosovo Conflict is often used to describe two sequential and at times parallel armed conflicts (a civil war followed by an international war) in the southern Serbian province called Kosovo (officially Kosovo and Metohia), part of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. ...

See also

Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... For information about the contemporary Military of Serbia and Montenegro please see that page. ... OZNA - Odeljenje za Zaštitu Naroda (lit. ...

External link

  • Yugoslav People's Army at vojska.net (http://www.vojska.net/military/yugoslavia/)
  • Aviation Without Borders - ABG (http://www.avijacijabezgranica.com/)

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