Demonstrating our continued, joint commitment to supporting the disposal of excess, unsafe ammunition in Bosnia-Herzegovina, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Paul Horowitz and Assistant Army Attaché LTC Chris Werner joined officials from the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina to tour the Glamoc Ammunition Destruction Range on Wednesday.
These munitions – remnants from the former Yugoslav National Army or accumulated during the war – still pose a threat to BiH. Approximately 14,000 tons of ammunition remains scattered around the country at 15 storage sites controlled by the Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
This stock of unstable ammunition presents a significant risk to ordinary citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Additionally, the maintenance and physical security of this material is a continuous, expensive drain on the Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s budget.
The United States is proud to support this critical program, and values the opportunity to help make Bosnia-Herzegovina a safer place for everyone to live and work.