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Table of ContentsIllustrations Abbreviations and Nomeclature Acknowledgments Introduction-Kosovo: Canada’s Unknown Air War 1. A Fearsome Aerial Ballet 2. Planning for War 3. I Cried Every Time It Rained 4. Don’t Go to War Without It 5. The Fog of War 6. Prelude to Censorship: Media, Body Bags, and the Gulf War 7. Like an Overnight International Courier 8. A Blanket of Secrecy 9. Friction and Iron Will 10. On Body Bags and the News Media 11. Canada Missed a Good News Story 12. Homecomings 13. Context-Less Facts, Ambiguity, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies 14. Afterward Notes Bibliography Index
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Finally, the full story of the Canadian contribution to the Kosovo Air Campaign of 1999. Bergen tells the story of the people involved and the missions. Fascinating stuff that fills a major gap in our understanding of an important Canadian Armed Forces NATO operation.
- David J. Bercuson, Director, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary
Bob Bergen has written an extraordinary and compelling account of Canada's participation in the Kosovo Air War. The book is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in what it was like to be in the thick of war, the nature of media coverage and the politics of Canadian involvement. Scattering Chaff is well crafted, deeply researched and a superb read.
—David Taras, professor and Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies, Mount Royal University
A well-researched and accurate capture of the war we fought. It is the only book of its kind and has significant historical value.
- Lieutenant-Colonel Kirk Soroka, Retired